An appraisal of the higher classification of cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea) with special reference to the Australian fauna
- M. Moulds
- 30 November 2005
A cladistic analysis of generic relationships has been used to test the validity of currently held views on family and subfamily groupings, based upon an exhaustive study of nymphal and adult morphology, including both external and internal adult structures.
Biogeography and phylogeny of the New Zealand cicada genera (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA data
Determine the geographical and temporal origins of New Zealand cicadas by studying the distribution and behaviour of cicada fossils found in New Zealand.
A review of the genera of Australian cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea)
- M. Moulds
- 30 April 2012
All 81 genera currently recognised as occurring in Australia are redefined using a common suite of characters identified as meaningful at generic level, and three genera are removed from the fauna of Australia.
Cicada fossils (Cicadoidea: Tettigarctidae and Cicadidae) with a review of the named fossilised Cicadidae.
- M. Moulds
- 22 June 2018
The generic placement of two other fossils is changed to reflect current classification, those species now being Auritibicen bihamatus and Yezoterpnosia nigricosta (Motschulsky, 1866).
Inflation of Molecular Clock Rates and Dates: Molecular Phylogenetics, Biogeography, and Diversification of a Global Cicada Radiation from Australasia (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettini).
It is found that Cicadettini is a rare example of a global terrestrial animal group with an Australasian origin, with all non-Australasian genera belonging to two distal clades and the taxonomic implications of the findings for thirteen cicada genera are found.
A new genus and species of tettigarctid cicada from the early Miocene of New Zealand: Paratettigarcta zealandica (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Tettigarctidae)
Abstract A new genus and species of primitive cicada (Hemiptera: Tettigarctidae) is described from the early Miocene of southern New Zealand. Paratettigarcta zealandica gen. et sp. n. is the first…
Molecular phylogenetics, diversification, and systematics of Tibicen Latreille 1825 and allied cicadas of the tribe Cryptotympanini, with three new genera and emphasis on species from the USA and…
Using relaxed molecular clocks and literature-derived mtDNA rate estimates, it is found that intergeneric divergence has occurred since the late Eocene, with most extant species within the former Tibicen originating after the mid-Miocene.
Substrate-transmitted acoustic signals of the primitive cicada, Tettigarcta crinita Distant (Hemiptera Cicadoidea, Tettigarctidae)
Field studies on live insects in New South Wales for the first time show that Tettigarcta produce low-intensity, substrate-transmitted acoustic signals in courtship, which seems to be a primitive (plesiomorphic) feature.
A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification.
The subfamily Cicadinae, historically defined by the presence of timbal covers, is weakly supported in the molecular tree, and high taxonomic rank is not supported for several earlier clades based on unique morphology associated with sound production.
Off-target capture data, endosymbiont genes and morphology reveal a relict lineage that is sister to all other singing cicadas
This paper aims to demonstrate the efforts towards in-situ applicability of EMMARM, which aims to provide real-time information about the emplacing and removal of carbon dioxide from the stratosphere by utilizing satellite imagery.