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Review
Published: 2021-05-28

Twenty years of Dipterology through the pages of Zootaxa

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Rosenstein 1, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany.
California State Collection of Arthropods, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832-1448, USA.
Department of Zoology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo, Rua do Matão, Travessa 14, n. 101, São Paulo, SP, 05508-090, Brazil.
J. Linsley Gressitt Center for Research in Entomology, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 968127-2704, USA.
Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi st 5D, 51006 Tartu, Estonia.
California State Collection of Arthropods, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832-1448, USA.
Canadian National Collection of Insects (CNC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency, K.W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6 Canada.
Canadian National Collection of Insects (CNC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K.W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6 Canada.
Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand. School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, 370 Plant Biotechnology Building, 2505 E J Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4560 USA.
Universidade Federal do ABC, Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Av. dos Estados, 5001. Bairro Bangu, 09210-580, Santo André, SP, Brazil.
Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia.
University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biology, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Laboratory of Systematic Zoology; Wita Stwosza 59, 80–308 Gdańsk, Poland.
Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen, P.O. Box 7800, NO-5020 Bergen, Norway.
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy.
FlyEvidence, Conway House, 27 Stoke Gabriel Road, Galmpton TQ5 0NQ, UK.
Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Avenida Nazaré, 481, Ipiranga, São Paulo, SP, 04263-000, Brazil.
Stückenberg 58, 24226 Heikendorf, Germany.
Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, Museum of Zoology, Dresden, Germany.
Department of Entomology, 401 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 USA.
California State Collection of Arthropods, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832-1448, USA.
Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK. Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
Diptera biodiversity insects taxonomy true flies

Abstract

We present a summary and analysis of the Diptera-related information published in Zootaxa from 2001 to 2020, with a focus on taxonomic papers. Altogether, 2,527 papers on Diptera were published, including 2,032 taxonomic papers and 1,931 papers containing new nomenclatural acts, equivalent to 22% of all publications with new nomenclatural acts for Diptera. The new nomenclatural acts include 7,431 new species, 277 new genera, 2,003 new synonymies, and 1,617 new combinations. A breakdown by family of new taxa and new replacement names proposed in the journal during the last two decades is provided, together with a comparison of Zootaxa’s output to that of all other taxonomic publications on Diptera. Our results show that the journal has contributed to 20% of all biodiversity discovery in this megadiverse insect order over the last 20 years, and to about 31% in the last decade.

 

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How to Cite

WHITMORE, D., GAIMARI, S. D., NIHEI, S. S., EVENHUIS, N. L., KURINA, O., BORKENT, C. J., SINCLAIR, B. J., O’HARA, J. E., ZHANG, Z.-Q., MOULTON, J. K., RIBEIRO, G. C., BICKEL, D. J., GIŁKA, W., ANDERSEN, T., ROSSARO, B., WHITTINGTON, A. E., LAMAS, C. J. E., HELLER, K., KEHLMAIER, C., COURTNEY, G. W., KERR, P. H., & BLAGODEROV, V. (2021). Twenty years of Dipterology through the pages of <em>Zootaxa</em>. Zootaxa, 4979(1), 166–189. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4979.1.17