Family Cercopidae Leach 1815 (froghopper)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Cercopidae

Parent taxon: Cercopoidea according to J. Szwedo 2018

See also Becker-Migdisova 1964, Cockerell 1921, Cryan and Urban 2012, Hamilton 1992, Statz 1950, Tillyard 1918 and Zeuner 1941

Sister taxa: Aphrophoridae, Cercopionidae, Clastopteridae, Eoscartarellidae, Epipygidae, Procercopidae, Sinoalidae, Tettigometra debilis, Tychticoloides

Subtaxa: Allocercopis Cercopinae Cercopites Cicadellites Eocercopidium Hemitriecphora Lithecphora Locrites Megacercopis Meloe hoernesi Nisocercopis Palecphora Parafitopteryx Prinecphora Ptyelus Sinocercopis

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tanzania (2 collections)

• Pliocene of France (1)

• Miocene of Croatia (6), Germany (4), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of Brazil (1), France (3), Germany (2)

• Eocene of Canada (2: British Columbia), Poland (1), United States (8: Colorado, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of China (1)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta), China (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 41 collections including 75 occurrences

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