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The moss genus Bryum in Switzerland  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 04/29/2015 @ 06:58

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Taxonomic scope: Bryophytes

Description: The genus Bryum is one of the most challenging genera of bryophytes. This key contains 47 species known from Switzerland and adjacent countries. Nearly all characters are illustrated with microscopical photographs.

Author(s): H. Hofmann & K. Lotterman

Anasillomos key Dikow 2015  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 04/29/2015 @ 06:56

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Key to species of Anasillomos (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) following taxonomic revision by Dikow 2015 (doi:
Author(s): Torsten Dikow

Key to Asilidae subfamily taxa sensu Dikow (2009)  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 04/29/2015 @ 06:54

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This matrix-based identification key is provided to place all Asilidae genera in the phylogenetic classification of Dikow (2009), which recognises 14 taxa: Asilinae, Bathypogoninae, Brachyrhopalinae, Dasypogoninae, Dioctriinae, Laphriinae, Leptogastrinae, Ommatiinae, Phellinae, Stenopogoninae, Stichopogoninae, Tillobromatinae, Trigonomiminae, and Willistonininae.

The phylogenetic analysis, which is the basis for this key, was published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 319 (downlaod a free PDF at:

Title: Phylogeny of Asilidae inferred from morphological characters of imagines (Insecta: Diptera: Brachycera: Asiloidea). The characters are taken from Table 7 and are here illustrated with photographs and line drawings.

Author(s): Torsten Dikow. Additional photographs of assassin flies by Michael Thomas, Giff Beaton, Fritz Geller-Grimm, Eileen Collins, Riley Nelson, Robert Copel

Key to Leptogastrinae genera  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 04/29/2015 @ 06:52

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Key to 17 presently recognized genera of Leptogastrinae (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) of the world. Note that two entries are made for Leptogaster, i.e., Leptogaster sensu stricto restricted to the Nearctic and Palaearctic regions and Leptogaster sensu lato found world-wide. Version 2, Aug 2013.
Author(s): Torsten Dikow

Namadytes key Dikow and Leon 2014  --  VISIT
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Updated: Wed 04/29/2015 @ 06:50

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Key to species of Namadytes (Insecta: Diptera: Mydidae) following taxonomic revision by Dikow and Leon 2014 (doi:
Author(s): Dikow and Leon 2014

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