Sybistroma Meigen, 1824,

Grichanov, Igor Ya. & Kazerani, Farzaneh, 2014, A new species of Sybistroma Meigen (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from the Middle East with a key to West-Palaearctic species of the genus, Zootaxa 3866 (4), pp. 572-582: 573

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Sybistroma Meigen, 1824


Genus Sybistroma Meigen, 1824 

Type-species: Dolichopus discipes Germar, 1821  (designation by Westwood, 1840).

Remarks. See Brooks (2005) for generic diagnosis and synonymy. Unfortunately, combining species from different genera with Sybistroma, Brooks (2005: 120)  was inaccurate in checking gender endings, using all genders: masculine (eucerus, flavus, inornatus etc.), neuter (lorifer, obscurellum, sphenopterum) and feminine ( setosa  ). The gender of Sybistroma  cannot be neuter, as Meigen (1824) proposing a new genus, originally included Sybistroma nodicornis  in the genus (a neuter gender of the name is nodicorne). Later only three species were described in this genus with clearly defined gender, all with feminine ending (none with masculine or neuter endings): S. setosa Schiner, 1862  , S. americana Schiner, 1868  , and S. lenkoranica Negrobov, 1979  . We follow here Schiner’s and Negrobov’s proposal, using the feminine gender for all species names.