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- Coryneta Meigen, 1800: 27. Type-species: Musca cursitans Fabricius, 1775, by subsequent designation of Engel (1939: 43). Suppressed by I.C.Z.N. 1963: 339 (Opinion 678).
- Platypalpus Macquart, 1827: 92. Type-species: Musca cursitans Fabricius, 1775, by subsequent designation of Westwood (1840: 132).
- Phoroxypha Rondani, 1856: 146. Type-species: Tachydromia longicornis Meigen, 1822, by original designation.
- Cleptodromia Corti, 1907: 101 (as subgenus of Tachydromia). Type-species: Tachydromia (Cleptodromia) longimana Corti, 1907 by monotypy.
- Brevios Brunetti, 1913: 22. Type-species: Brevios longicornis Brunetti, 1913 by original designation.
- Howlettia Brunetti, 1913: 23. Type-species: Howlettia flavipes Brunetti, 1913 by monotypy.
- Tachydromia, authors, not Meigen, 1803, misidentifications.
- Charadrodromia Melander, 1928. Type species: Charadrodromia microphona Melander, 1928, by original designation.
Very small to medium large species with body size varying from about 1.0 to 6.0 mm, recognised by the following combination of characters: eyes separated in both sexes, without ommatrichia; postpronotal lobe well differentiated; scutum usually distinctly longer than broad; mid leg raptorial (mid femur usually thickened and armed with two rows of spine-like setae ventrally, mid tibia usually with more or less prominent ventroapical spur); wing with cell cup present.