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

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American Museum of Natural History.
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.
72 pages ; 26 cm.
Phylinae., Miridae., Classification., Nomenclature.