Valid Names Results
Green 1901 (Cerococcidae
Type species: Antecerococcus punctiferus Green
accepted valid name
Type species: Planchonia bryoides Maskell
by subsequent designation
1904: 557, 560.
Type species: Amelococcus alluaudi Marchal
by monotypy and original designation
Type species: Cerococcus eremobius Scott
Type species: Coricoccus ornatus Green
Notes: Lambdin & Kosztarab (1977a) state that Mahdihassan (1933) proposed Coricoccus ornatus as a substitute for Cerococcus ornatus Green.
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustrations in Hodgson & Williams, 2016.
- Systematics: Anterocerococcus was synonymised with Cerococcus by Green (1908), but Hodgson & Williams, 2016 revised its status and it was removed from synonymy with Cerococcus Comstock. This revival is because the adult females of all species in Antecerococcus were found to share a range of morphological features, including an anteroventral sclerotization on each anal lobe, that are absent from the adult females of all species of Cerococcus as redefined below. With the recognition of Antecerococcus Green, the names Phenacobryum Cockerell, Amelococcus Marchal, Cercococcus Scott and Coricoccus Mahdihassan become synonyms of Antecerococcus rather than of Cerococcus because their type species fall within this genus. (Hodgson & Williams, 2016)
- Structure: Basic body structure typical of Cerococcidae. Anal lobes rarely sclerotized throughout, otherwise with well-sclerotized inner margins, each occasionally with reticulations or diagonal ridges, each lobe with 1 or 2 small setose seta (at most) on inner margin but with 2 long fleshy setae on dorsal surface, 1 near apex and other about half-way along each lobe, each fleshy seta several times longer than wide and generally with a blunt apex (rarely long and almost setose); ventral surface of each lobe with a setose or rather spinose seta near apex. (Hodgson & Williams, 2016)
- HodgsoWi2016: pp.18
[Key to cerococcid genera and unplaced species]
taxonomy, pp. 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 18-20, 127, 165, 166
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