Testing Tropiduchini StÅl 1866 (Hemiptera: Tropiduchidae) monophyly, a young inter-tropical taxon of mainly insular species: taxonomy, distribution patterns and phylogeny, with the description of a new genus from Papua New Guinea

Rong-Rong Wang , Xin-Yu Li , Jacek Szwedo , Adam Stroiński , Ai-Ping Liang , Thierry Bourgoin


A morphological phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Tr opiduchini (Hemiptera: Tropiduchidae) is provided for 21 genera among the 26 recog- nized, including the new genus Oechalinella Wang gen.n., with a new species Oechalinella bifasciata Wang sp.n. Monophyly of the tribe is well supported by synapomorphies derived from the male genitalia. The strict consensus supports two subclades: ((Montrouzierana + Thymbra) + Thaumantia + ) as sister to the clade (Leptovanua + (Vanua + Varma + ) + Daradacella + ). In the first subclade, the clade (Montrouzierana + Thymbra), distributed in New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea, is well supported by three synapomorphies based on the tegmina, while the Thaumantia + group is characterized by the conformation of the anal tube and male gonostyli, and distributed from Malesia to Papuasia and in Central Africa. The second sub- clade is largely distributed from China to Malesia, Papuasia, Southwestern and the Northwestern Pacific islands. The position of the genus Leptovanua remains uncer- tain. The Varma + clade is recovered in all analyses. Implied weighting analysis placed the Varma + lineage as sister to all other genera forming a new group (Lep- tovanua + + ((Montrouzierana + Thymbra) + Thaumantia + )). Fennah’s definition of Tropiduchini is reviewed according to the phylogenetic results and an identification key to all genera is provided with a referenced synopsis of their distribution. Globally, Tropiduchini exhibits an inter-tropical latitudinal distribution and a paradoxical bimodal longitudinal distribution pattern in continental Africa, South-east Asia and the Pacific islands. Distribution data concern nearly 80% of insular taxa. The phylogenetical results suggest that: (i) the tribe originates from continental China; (ii) it evolved mainly from Papuasia by stepping-stone colonization events, promoting s ubsequent insular speciation; and (iii) its evolution has mainly been directed by dispersion versus vicariance.
Author Rong-Rong Wang
Rong-Rong Wang,,
, Xin-Yu Li
Xin-Yu Li,,
, Jacek Szwedo (FB / DIZP)
Jacek Szwedo,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Adam Stroiński
Adam Stroiński,,
, Ai-Ping Liang
Ai-Ping Liang,,
, Thierry Bourgoin
Thierry Bourgoin,,
Journal seriesSystematic Entomology, ISSN 0307-6970, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets1
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/syen.12219/epdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 4.237 (2) - 2017=3.56 (5)
Citation count*
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.