Valid Names Results
Brimblecombe, 1960 (Steingeliidae
Type species: Conifericoccus invaginatus Brimblecombe
by original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: Brimblecombe (1960) noted that this genus closely resembles Matsucoccus but differed in absence of cicatrices, in absence of pores within atrium of thoracic spiracles, and multilocular disc pores have a single loculus in center. The main characteristics (adult female) of this genus are: derm membranous; antenna 9-segmented; legs well-developed; dorsum and venter with segmental clusters of multilocular disc-pores; cicatrices absent.
Gullan, P.J. (March 2010, in correspondence to Yair Ben-Dov) commented "There is no information on which family this genus should be placed in, Bsed on morphology, it probably should be in the same family as Araucaricoccus."
Gavrilov-Zimin, 2018, resurrected the tribe Steingeliini to place the genus Conifericoccus in relation to other genera that he felt belonged in a subfamily of Xylococcinae (Araucaricoccus, Conifericoccus, Steingelia, and Stomacoccus) Until further studies has been taken, Conifericoccus is placed within ScaleNet, to the family Steingeliidae.
- General Remarks: Definition and characters by Brimblecombe (1960).