The moss genus Bryum in Switzerland

Taxonomic scope: Bryophytes

Description: The genus Bryum is one of the most challenging genera of bryophytes. This key contains 47 species known from Switzerland and adjacent countries. Nearly all characters are illustrated with microscopical photographs.

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Key Author(s): H. Hofmann & K. Lotterman Key Version: 2.0
Anasillomos key Dikow 2015

Key to species of Anasillomos (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) following taxonomic revision by Dikow 2015 (doi:

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Key Author(s): Torsten Dikow Key Version: 1.0
Key to Asilidae subfamily taxa sensu Dikow (2009)

This matrix-based identification key is provided to place all Asilidae genera in the phylogenetic classification of Dikow (2009), which recognises 14 taxa: Asilinae, Bathypogoninae, Brachyrhopalinae, Dasypogoninae, Dioctriinae, Laphriinae, Leptogastrinae, Ommatiinae, Phellinae, Stenopogoninae, Stichopogoninae, Tillobromatinae, Trigonomiminae, and Willistonininae.

The phylogenetic analysis, which is the basis for this key, was published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 319 (downlaod a free PDF at:

Title: Phylogeny of Asilidae inferred from morphological characters of imagines (Insecta: Diptera: Brachycera: Asiloidea). The characters are taken from Table 7 and are here illustrated with photographs and line drawings.

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Key Author(s): Torsten Dikow. Additional photographs of assassin flies by Michael Thomas, Giff Beaton, Fritz Geller-Grimm, Eileen Collins, Riley Nelson, Robert Copeland. Key Version: 1.0
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