Cicadomorpha

Fletcheriana triassica, from Grimaldi & Engel (2005).


Belongs within: Hemiptera.
Contains: Clypeata.

The Cicadomorpha includes the modern cicadas and leafhoppers. Stem-group members of the clade are first known from the Permian, with the Prosbolopseidae known from the Early Permian and other groups appearing in the Late Permian (Shcherbakov & Popov 2002).

Synapomorphies (from Grimaldi & Engel 2005): Tegula absent; hind or both pairs of wings with ambient vein running parallel to and near margin.

<==Cicadomorpha [Prosboloidea]
    |--Prosbolopseidae SP02
    |--Pereborioidea SP02
    |    |--Pereboriidae SP02
    |    |--Ignotalidae SP02
    |    `--Curvicubitidae SP02
    `--+--Prosbolidae SP02
       |--Dysmorphoptilidae SP02
       |--Clypeata SP02
       `--Palaeontinoidea SP02
            |--Dunstaniidae SP02
            |--Mesogereonidae SP02
            `--Paleontinidae GE05
                 |--Pseudocossus SP02
                 `--Fletcheriana triassica Evans 1956 GE05, F71

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1-167.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[SP02] Shcherbakov, D. E., & Yu. A. Popov. 2002. Superorder Cimicidea Laicharting, 1781: Order Hemiptera Linné, 1758. The bugs, cicadas, plantlice, scale insects, etc. [=Cimicida Laicharting, 1781, =Homoptera Leach, 1815 + Heteroptera Latreille, 1810). In History of Insects (A. P. Rasnitsyn & D. L. J. Quicke, eds) pp. 143-157. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

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