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AuthorA.J. de Boer
TitleThe phylogeny and taxonomic status of the Chlorocystini (sensu stricto) (Homoptera, Tibicinidae)
JournalContributions to Zoology
KeywordsHomoptera; Chlorocystini; Prasiini; phylogeny; taxonomy
AbstractThe “Baeturia and related genera complex”, as defined earlier (De Boer, 1990) by shared aedeagal characters, is identified as the tribe Chlorocystini (sensu stricto). The Prasiini (sensu stricto) are identified as the sister group of the Chlorocystini (sensu stricto), while the genus Muda is recognized as the nearest outgroup. The phylogeny and biogeography of the sister group and outgroup is briefly discussed. Baeturia kuroiwae Matsumura is transferred to the genus Muda. A phylogenetic reconstruction of all 147 species of the Chlorocystini (sensu stricto) is presented, based on 154 characters and 409 character states. The computer program PAUP 3.1.1 (Swofford, 1993) was used for analysing the data; the genera Prasia and Muda were used as outgroups in this analysis. The results obtained from the computer analysis were slightly modified a posteriori, favouring some presumably phylogenetically important characters over strongly fluctuating ones. These final modifications were carried out with the aid of the computer program MacClade 3.0 (Maddison & Maddison, 1992). A complete data matrix and a list of characters and character states are given in an appendix; for descriptions and illustrations of these characters one is referred to previous publications.
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