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Hall 1946 (Diaspididae
Type species: Scleromytilus hargreavesi Hall
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: The affinities of this genus are not clear. In the nature of the lateral margins of the free abdominal segments it bears some resemblance to Phaulomytilus, but the pygidial characters bear no resemblance to that genus. It appears to bear some relationship to Aonidomytilus, from which it differs in having a single pair of lobes, the presence of perivulvar pores, marginal and dorsal ducts of much the same size and the conspicuous indentation of the lateral projections of the margins of the free abdominal segments. It is probably closest to Mitulaspis, despite the obvious difference in the shape and number of the pygidial lobes and the character of the lateral projections of the free abdominal segments (Hall, 1946).
- Hall1946a: pp.545 (female) [Key for the separation of the genera of Diaspidini recorded from the Ethiopian Region]
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