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A revised classification of the Phylinae (Insecta, Heteroptera, Miridae) : arguments for the placement of genera. (American Museum novitates, no. 3785)

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dc.contributor.author Schuh, Randall T.
dc.contributor.author Menard, Katrina L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-28T15:40:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-28T15:40:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6451
dc.description 72 pages ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract As a companion to the tribal-level phylogenetic analysis of Phylinae by Menard, Schuh, and Woolley (2013), a comprehensive generic classification of the subfamily is presented. Names used in the work of Menard et al. (2013) at the tribal/subtribal levels are documented in accordance with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999). The new tribal-level names Coatonocapsina, Decomiini, Exocarpocorini, Keltoniina, and Tuxedoina are introduced; the long unused or seldom-used tribal-level names Cremnorrhini Reuter, 1883, Exaeretina Puton, 1975, Nasocorini Reuter, 1883, Oncotylina Douglas and Scott, 1865, and Semiini Knight, 1923, are used and rediagnosed; Phylini Douglas and Scott, 1865, is given a more narrow conception than in previous classifications and the subtribe Phylina is recognized; Pilophorini Douglas and Scott, 1865, is conceived more broadly to include Lasiolabops Poppius and Dilatops Weirauch; Auricillocorini Schuh, 1984, is treated as a junior synonym of Hallodapini Van Duzee; and Pronotocrepini Knight, 1929, is treated as a junior synonym of Cremnorrhina, Reuter, 1883. Comments are made on some of the genera included in the analyses of Menard et al. (2013) and arguments are presented for the placement of all remaining genera of Phylinae, some of which are placed as incertae sedis--particularly within Phylina--because of insufficient evidence to place them with confidence in any currently recognized tribe/subtribe. Lapazphylus Carvalho and Costa, 1992, is treated as a junior synonym of Nicholia Knight, 1929; Schuhistes Menard, 2010, is treated as a junior synonym of Parasciodema Poppius, 1914; Linacoris Carvalho, 1983, is transferred from the Orthotylinae to Phylinae, Hallodapini; and the status of Parapsallus Wagner, 1952, is revised. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3785. en_US
dc.subject Phylinae. en_US
dc.subject Miridae. en_US
dc.subject Classification. en_US
dc.subject Nomenclature. en_US
dc.title A revised classification of the Phylinae (Insecta, Heteroptera, Miridae) : arguments for the placement of genera. (American Museum novitates, no. 3785) en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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