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Delimiting genera of scale insects: Molecular and morphological evidence for synonymising Taiwansaissetia Tao, Wong and Chang with Coccus Linnaeus (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae)

Lin, Yen-Po; Kondo, Takumasa; Gullan, Penny J; Cook, Lynette Gai


We provide objective criteria for assessing the taxonomic status of genera, especially those that are monotypic, using the coccid genus Taiwansaissetia Tao, Wong & Chang. This genus contains only the type species, Lecanium formicarii Green [currently Taiwansaissetia formicarii (Green)], known from the Afrotropical and Oriental regions. Here, Taiwansaissetia is synonymised (syn.nov.) with Coccus Linnaeus (Hemiptera: Coccidae) on the basis of phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequence data and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00664.x


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