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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Moulds and Hill, 2015. Rec. Aust. Mus. 67(2): 55–66
Author
M. S. Moulds; Kathy B. R. Hill
Year
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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