Twenty years of Dipterology through the pages of Zootaxa

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2021-05-28
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Whitmore, Daniel
Gaimari, Stephen D.
Nihei, Silvio S.
Evenhuis, Neal L.
Kurina, Olavi
Borkent, Christopher J.
Sinclair, Bradley J.
O'Hara, James E.
Zhang, Zhi-Qiang
Moulton, John K.
Ribeiro, Guilherme Cunha
Bickel, Daniel J.
Gilka, Wojciech
Andersen, Trond
Rossaro, Bruno
Whittington, Andrew E.
Lamas, Carlos Jose Einicker
Heller, Kai
Kehlmaier, Christian
Courtney, Gregory
Kerr, Peter H.
Blagoderov, Vladimir
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Copyright © 2021 Magnolia Press
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We present a summary and analysis of the Diptera-related information published in Zootaxa from 2001 to 2020, with a focus on taxonomic papers. Altogether, 2,527 papers on Diptera were published, including 2,032 taxonomic papers and 1,931 papers containing new nomenclatural acts, equivalent to 22% of all publications with new nomenclatural acts for Diptera. The new nomenclatural acts include 7,431 new species, 277 new genera, 2,003 new synonymies, and 1,617 new combinations. A breakdown by family of new taxa and new replacement names proposed in the journal during the last two decades is provided, together with a comparison of Zootaxa’s output to that of all other taxonomic publications on Diptera. Our results show that the journal has contributed to 20% of all biodiversity discovery in this megadiverse insect order over the last 20 years, and to about 31% in the last decade.
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biodiversity, insects, taxonomy, true flies
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