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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Siphlodora
Patterson and Mainland, 1944
Type species
Drosophila sigmoides
Loew, 1872

The subgenus Siphlodora belongs to genus Drosophila and consists of two species[1] that share a sigmoid-shaped posterior crossvein.[2] Phylogenetically, the subgenus is positioned within the virilis-repleta radiation.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Vilela, C. R. & Bächli, G. (2000). Morphological and ecological notes on the two species of Drosophila belonging to the subgenus Siphlodora Patterson & Mainland, 1944 (Diptera, Drosophilidae). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 73, 23–47.
  3. ^ Remsen, J. & O'Grady, P. (2002). Phylogeny of Drosophilinae (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with comments on combined analysis and character support. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 24, 249–264.
  4. ^ van der Linde, K., Houle, D., Spicer, G. S. & Steppan, S. J. (2010). A supermatrix-based molecular phylogeny of the family Drosophilidae. Genetics Research 92, 25-38.