Superfamily Membracoidea (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). II. Cladistic analysis and conclusions

  title={Superfamily Membracoidea (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). II. Cladistic analysis and conclusions},
  author={Christopher H. Dietrich and Lewis L. Deitz},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
Abstract. Homologies among traditional morphological characters in the Membracoidea (sensu lato) are reassessed and the phylogenetic relationships among higher membracoid taxa are explored, incorporating new morphological evidence from nymphs and adults. Weighted and unweighted parsimony analyses of a matrix of sixty–three characters and thirty‐nine OTUs representing the families Aetalionidae, Cicadellidae, Melizoderidae and Membracidae, and an outgroup (superfamily Cercopoidea) yielded various… 

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