Kim van der Linde &
Poster presented at the 47th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Houston, Texas, USA..
In the 15 years since the last family-wide taxonomic analysis of the
many studies dealing with a limited number of species or
groups have been published. Most of these studies were based on
molecular data, but morphological and chromosomal data continues to
accumulate. Here, we present a new phylogenetic hypothesis for the
based on more than 120 recent studies. Our knowledge about
the phylogeny of the genus
and the related genera has greatly
improved over the past decades. Many nodes are firmly supported by the
existing literature. It is now clear that the genus
paraphyletic and we will discuss the options to solve that problem. On
the other hand, we also draw attention to various unresolved polytomies
that remain. Despite the progress in drosophilid phylogenetics, much
work remains to be done.