Drosophila (Sophophora)

Schiffer, Michele & Mcevey, Shane F., 2006, Drosophila bunnanda— a new species from northern Australia with notes on other Australian members of the montium subgroup (Diptera: Drosophilidae), Zootaxa 1333, pp. 1-23: 4

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.174253

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Drosophila (Sophophora)
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Drosophila (Sophophora)  sp. cf. jambulina Parshad & Paika 

Drosophila  sp. cf. jambulina Parshad & Paika  (Bock 1977, p. 269) Drosophila jambulina Parshad & Paika, 1964  , p. 240 (holotype location unknown; type locality India).

Drosophila jambulina  was described from several localities in India; its known distribution is apparently restricted to India (Watanabe et al. 1982). Reports of it occurring in Cambodia ( Bock & Wheeler 1972), Thailand (Baimai pers. comm. to Bock 1977) and Taiwan ( Wheeler 1981) are thrown into doubt after a wide ranging comparative study of many Indian strains of D. jambulina  , the Indian sibling species D. punjabiensis Parshad & Paika 1964  , and a number of Texas University stocks that were used in earlier studies (loc. cit.).

The Australian species is very similar to D. jambulina  in external morphology, the two are virtually inseparable (Bock 1977). For the following zoogeographical and molecular reasons we agree with Bock and consider the Australian species to be an additional species in the complex. Apart from the unusually disjunct distribution ( India and northern Australia with a notable absence at intermediate locations), molecular analysis using a segment of the mitochondrial ND 5 gene (Schiffer unpublished data) indicates significant genetic differentiation between D. jambulina  from Rohtak, India (ex culture maintained by Jean David, BGE CNRS France) and D. sp. cf. jambulina  specimens from Cooktown, Cairns, Lake Barrine, Mt Elliot and Mackay, Queensland (ex culture CM 1 / 50 [Lake Barrine] maintained by Schiffer, La Trobe University, voucher specimens in AM K 119237–119305).

Distribution ( Fig. 17View FIGURES 14 – 20). From Cooktown (15.5°S), northern Queensland, to Brunswick Heads (28.5°S), northern New South Wales (Bock 1977; van Klinken 1996; also see Appendix).

CNRS

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Drosophilidae

Loc

Drosophila (Sophophora)

Schiffer, Michele & Mcevey, Shane F. 2006
2006
Loc

Drosophila jambulina

Parshad & Paika 1964
1964
Loc

D. punjabiensis

Parshad & Paika 1964
1964