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New genera and species of Plokiophilidae from Australia, Fiji, and Southeast Asia, with a revised classification of the family (Insecta, Heteroptera, Cimicoidea). (American Museum novitates, no. 3825)

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dc.contributor.author Schuh, Randall T.
dc.contributor.author Štys, Pavel.
dc.contributor.author Cassis, G.
dc.contributor.author Lehnert, Margaret.
dc.contributor.author Swanson, Dustin.
dc.contributor.author Bruce, Terri.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-25T23:14:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-25T23:14:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6577
dc.description 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Monteithophila queenslandana, new genus and new species, is described from Queensland, Australia, and represents the first record of the family Plokiophilidae from the continent. Morphology of the male genitalia is similar to that found in Heissophila Schuh from Thailand and therefore the traumatic insemination as found in other members of the family is hypothesized to be absent in Monteithophila. The female of an apparently congeneric taxon from Fiji is described as Monteithophila fijiensis. Paraplokiophiloides schwendingeri, new genus and new species, is described from Thailand. Female genitalic morphology in the Plokiophilidae is documented with laser confocal microscopy. A revised classification of the Plokiophilidae is proposed in order to establish congruence between observed morphological characters and the recognized higher-taxonomic groupings. The new subfamily Heissophilinae is erected to include Heissophila, Moneithophila, and the Baltic amber fossil Pavlostysia Popov. The concept of Plokiophilinae is revised to include all taxa with traumatic insemination. The tribe Lipokophilini is erected to contain the Recent genus Lipokophila Štys. A newly delimited Plokiophilini includes the subtribes Embiophilina and Plokiophilina; Paraplokiophiloides is placed in the Embiophilina based on the presence of fore- and mesofemoral spines. Defining characters of the Plokiophilidae are discussed and a key to the genera is included. 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. 3825. en_US
dc.subject Monteithophila. en_US
dc.subject Paraplokiophiloides. en_US
dc.subject Plokiophilidae. en_US
dc.subject Cimicoidea. en_US
dc.subject Hemiptera. en_US
dc.subject Queensland. en_US
dc.subject Australia. en_US
dc.subject Fiji. en_US
dc.subject Southeast Asia. en_US
dc.title New genera and species of Plokiophilidae from Australia, Fiji, and Southeast Asia, with a revised classification of the family (Insecta, Heteroptera, Cimicoidea). (American Museum novitates, no. 3825) 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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