Phylogeny and systematics of the leafhopper subfamily Typhlocybinae (Insecta: Hemiptera:Typhlocybinae)

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dc.contributor.advisor P. Sterling Southern, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Lewis L. Deitz, Committee Co-Chair en_US Balme, Geoffrey en_US 2010-04-02T19:12:16Z 2010-04-02T19:12:16Z 2007-04-25 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03152007-004557 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research examines the phylogeny of the tribes of the leafhopper subfamily Typhlocybinae using both morphological, 73 binary and multistate characters, and molecular, 16S rDNA and Histone (H3), evidence. Seventy-five taxa were included in the morphological study, and 48 were included in the molecular analysis. The combined, total evidence, analysis used 48 taxa common to both sets of data. Results of the total evidence analyses suggested 4 tribes with the following topology: Alebrini + (Empoascini + Typhlocybini) + (Dikraneurini including subtribe Erythroneurina). This topology does not completely resemble any of the last century's major typhlocybine works, but comes closest to Dr. Young's 1952 work. Based on the results of these analyses, a revised classification is proposed. A key is provided to distinguish the tribes, and each is described with notes on distribution and evolutionary relationships, a list of the included genera (current to Feb. 2007), and illustrations of key morphological characters. en_US
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dc.subject phylogenetics en_US
dc.subject leafhopper en_US
dc.subject Typhlocybinae en_US
dc.title Phylogeny and systematics of the leafhopper subfamily Typhlocybinae (Insecta: Hemiptera:Typhlocybinae) en_US PhD en_US dissertation en_US Entomology en_US

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