Juraphididae, a new family of aphids and its significance in aphid evolution
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2014
© 2014 The Royal Entomological Society
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 506–517, July 2014
How to Cite
ŻYŁA, D., BLAGODEROV, V. and WEGIEREK, P. (2014), Juraphididae, a new family of aphids and its significance in aphid evolution. Systematic Entomology, 39: 506–517. doi: 10.1111/syen.12073
- Issue published online: 20 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 14 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Received: 31 OCT 2013
- National Science Centre. Grant Number: N N303 811140
- University of Silesia (‘Young Scientist’ Project)
A revision of the Jurassic aphid family Genaphididae revealed that the type genus Genaphis did not have the characteristics usually attributed to this family. This discovery led to a series of taxonomic decisions. The diagnosis of the family Genaphididae is emended. The genera Aphaorus, Juraphis and Pterotella are moved to the Juraphididae, fam.n. The new family is included in the superfamily Palaeoaphidoidea. Additionally, two new species, Juraphis karataviensis sp.n. and Pterotella shartegensis sp.n., are described. Phylogenetic relationships among the taxa of Juraphididae, the position of the family, and the distribution and palaeoecology of the taxa are discussed.
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