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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.14 no.3 Curitiba Sept. 1997 

The tribe Acutalini Fowler (Homoptera, Membracidae, Smiliinae): new genera, new species and some nomenclatural changes1



Albino M. Sakakibara

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná. Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-990 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. Bolsista do CNPq




The tribe Acutalini Fowler is redescribed as well as the genera Acutalis Fairmaire, Euritea Stål, and Thrasymedes Kirkaldy. The following new taxa and nomenclatural changes are presented: Thrasymedes mexicana sp.n. (from Mexico, Oaxaca); Bordonia gen.n., with B. venezuelana sp.n. (type-species) (from Venezuela, Portachuelo), B. clypeata sp.n. (from Colombia, Cuesta Boba), B. majuscula sp.n. (from Venezuela, Portachuelo), and Cornutalis gen.n., with C. cauca sp.n. (type-species) (from Colombia, Cauca), and C. validu sp.n. (from Ecuador, Sto. Domingo). Acutalis fusconervosa Fairmaire, 1846 = Horiola venosa Walker, 1858, syn.n.; Euritea munda (Walker, 1858) = Stictolobus nitidus Funkhouser, 1940, syn.n.; Bordonia nigricosta (Goding, 1926), comb.n.; Bordonia virescens (Funkhouser, 1940), comb.n.. One species is transferred to Smiliinae-Ceresini: Tapinolobus curvispina (Walker, 1858), comb.n. (formerly in Thrasymedes) = Tapinolobus fasciatus Sakakibara, 1969, syn.n.; another one is transferred to Darninae-Cymbomorphini: Eumela darnioides (Walker, 1858), comb.n. (formerly in Euritea).

Key words: Homoptera, Membracidae, Smiliinae, taxonomy



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Recebido em 07.XI.1996; aceito em 05.IX.1997



1 Contribuição número 931 do Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná.

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