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Distribution path and Subregions of West Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa
Subregions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria (South Nigeria), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Taxonomy for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in West Africa
Class
West Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 483 families, 7167 genera, 27214 species
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Subclass
West Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 477 families, 7152 genera, 27179 species
Tree
Infraclass
West Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 458 families, 7034 genera, 26753 species
Tree
Superorder
West Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 299 families, 5643 genera, 23208 species
Tree
Order
West Africa
Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (True flies) - Systematics
 78 families, 920 genera, 3811 species
Tree
Suborder
West Africa
Brachycera (Macquart, 1834) (Short-horned flies)
 62 families, 713 genera, 2538 species
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Families176    worldwide
Genera12.671    worldwide
Species179.256    worldwide
Common namesShort-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
German namesFliegen, Kurzhörner
Danish namesFluer
Finnish namesMuumiokotelokärpäset, Kärpäset
Norwegian namesLaverestående fluer
Swedish namesFlugor
AuthorMacquart, 1834
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, West American subregion)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental)

Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, Bering Sea, Bering Strait)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Bay of Bengal)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesBrachycera in bie.ala.org.au
Brachycera in faunaeur.org
Brachycera in itis.gov
Brachycera in dyntaxa.se
Brachycera in Wikipedia (English)
Infraorder
West Africa
    Asilomorpha (Rohdendorf, 1961)
     8 families, 141 genera, 554 species
Infraorder
West Africa
    Muscomorpha (Woodley, 1989)
     49 families, 521 genera, 1754 species
Infraorder
West Africa
    Stratiomyomorpha (Wood, 1990)
     4 families, 33 genera, 59 species
Infraorder
West Africa
    Tabanomorpha (Hennig, 1948) (March Flies)
     1 family, 18 genera, 171 species

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Family overview for Brachycera (Short-horned flies) in West Africa
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 30 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 12 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 5 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 194 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 5 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 1 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 179 SpeciesBee Flies
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 105 SpeciesBlow flies
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 2 SpeciesCamillid flies
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 4 SpeciesSurge Flies
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesFilth flies
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 105 SpeciesEye flies
Chyromyidae (Hendel, 1916) - 1 SpeciesChiromyid flies
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 1 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 3 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 32 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 128 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 135 SpeciesFruit flies
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesDance Flies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 126 SpeciesBrine fly
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 1 SpeciesLittle house flies
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 13 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 7 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 7 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 15 SpeciesHybotid flies
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 8 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 8 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 16 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 31 SpeciesFilth flies
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 175 SpeciesHouse flies
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 4 SpeciesMydas flies
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 1 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 16 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 4 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 5 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 35 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 23 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 98 SpeciesSignal flies
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 3 SpeciesRust flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 15 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 23 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 3 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 83 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 0 SpeciesDung flies
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 12 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 12 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 28 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 16 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 54 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 8 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 102 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 171 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 214 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 6 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 190 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 3 SpeciesTethinid flies
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 13 SpeciesTherevids
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 9 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 2 SpeciesWood soldier flies
63 Families with 2539 Species in West Africa
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
AuthorMacquart, 1834
 
Synonyms
Chloropoidea
Drosophiloidea
Lauxanididea
Micropezoidea
Milichioidea
Nothyboidea
Pallopteroidea

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