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Drosophila statzi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Species: D. statzi
Binomial name
Drosophila statzi
(Statz, 1940) Ashburner and Bachli, 2004
Synonyms
  • Drosophila elegans Statz, 1940

Drosophila statzi is an extinct species of flies, belonging to the family Drosophilidae. It is from the Upper Oligocene of the Rott Formation in Germany.

The name Drosophila elegans Bock and Wheeler, 1972, though a junior synonym, is used for an extant species found in Taiwan and the Philippines but the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature ruled for the name to be conserved for the extant species of fruit fly by suppression of its unused senior homonym (replaced by †Drosophila statzi (Statz, 1940) Ashburner and Bachli, 2004).

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