The molecular systematics and diversification of a taxonomically unstable group of Asian cicada tribes related to Cicadini Latreille, 1802 (Hemiptera : Cicadidae)

  title={The molecular systematics and diversification of a taxonomically unstable group of Asian cicada tribes related to Cicadini Latreille, 1802 (Hemiptera : Cicadidae)},
  author={Kathy Barbara Rose Hill and David C. Marshall and Kiran Marathe and Maxwell S. Moulds and Young June Lee and Thai Hong Pham and Alma B. Mohagan and Vivek Sarkar and Benjamin W. Price and Joannes Petrus Duffels and Maria Alessia Schouten and Arnold J. de Boer and Krushnamegh Kunte and Chris Simon},
  journal={Invertebrate Systematics},
The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) related to tribe Cicadini exhibit some of the most remarkable phenotypes in the family, with many genera possessing striking colour patterns and unusual morphological features. This largely Asian group of 13 tribes has proven challenging for cicada taxonomists, in part because of likely convergent evolution or losses of these phenotypes. We present the first focused molecular phylogeny of this clade, including ~60 described genera. The genetic dataset… 
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