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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Dolichopodidae
Subfamily: Achalcinae
Genus: Australachalcus
Pollet, 2005[1]
Type species
Achalcus albipalpus
Parent, 1931[1]

Australachalcus is a genus of flies in the family Dolichopodidae. The genus name (Australachalcus, or 'southern Achalcus') refers to the southern hemisphere, where species of Australachalcus are mainly found, and Achalcus, a very closely related genus from which some Australachalcus species were originally described for.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Pollet, M. (2005). "Systematic revision of Neotropical Achalcus and a related new genus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae, Achalcinae) with comments on their phylogeny, ecology and zoogeography" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 143: 27–73. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00141.x. 
  2. ^ a b c Van Duzee, M. C. (1930). "Dolichopodidae". Diptera of Patagonia and South Chile. British Museum (Natural History). 5 (1): 1–92. 
  3. ^ Pollet, M.; Stark, A. (2005). "Australachalcus japonicus sp. n. the first record of an achalcine species from Japan (Diptera: Dolichopodidae, Achalcinae)". Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Entomologie. 75: 147–153. 
  4. ^ Pollet, M. A. A. (2005). "Nearctic Achalcinae with a first Australachalcus species of North America (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)" (PDF). European Journal of Entomology. 102: 279–288. Retrieved 16 September 2015.