Journal article

Drosophila bunnanda - a new species from northern Australia with notes on other Australian members of the montium subgroup (Diptera : Drosophilidae)

Michele Schiffer, Shane F McEvey

ZOOTAXA | MAGNOLIA PRESS | Published : 2006


An unknown Drosophila montium subgroup species was collected on Cape York Peninsula in 1992, a live culture of the same species was established from flies collected in the vicinity of Lake Placid near Cairns in 2001. From these specimens we now have sufficient information to describe a new species-Drosophila bunnanda. It differs morphologically from the four other montium subgroup species already known from northern Queensland-D. serrata, D. birchii, D. kikkawai, and D. sp. cf. jambulina, and from one very similar species-D. dominicana-known from Papua New Guinea. Molecular data support the taxonomic findings. Additional information and a key for all Australian montium subgroup species is pr..

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