Australian Museum Journal Phylogeny for the tribe Thophini (Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) with the description of a new subspecies of Thopha sessiliba Distant from Western Australia

Shortform:
Moulds and Hill, 2015. Rec. Aust. Mus. 67(2): 55–66
Author(s):
M. S. Moulds; Kathy B. R. Hill
Year published:
2015
Title:
Phylogeny for the tribe Thophini (Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) with the description of a new subspecies of Thopha sessiliba Distant from Western Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
67
Issue:
2
Start page:
55
End page:
66
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.67.2015.1634
Language:
English
Date published:
13 May 2015
Cover date:
13 May 2015
ISSN:
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: HEMIPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
13 May 2015
Available online:
13 May 2015
Reference number:
1634
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (4224kb PDF)

Abstract

A molecular phylogeny for the cicada tribe Thophini (Thopha + Arunta) is provided together with a cladistic analysis based on morphological data. A new subspecies, Thopha sessiliba clamoris, is described from the eastern fringe of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, based on molecular, morphological, and behavioral evidence. All described species of Thopha are figured and a revised key to the five species and two subspecies provided. A discussion on the biogeography of the genus is also included.

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