Family Aphrophoridae Amyot and Audinet-Serville 1843

Insecta - Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae

Alternative spellings: Aphrophorides, Aphrophorinae

Full reference: C. J. B. Amyot and J. G. Audinet-Serville. 1843. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Hémiptères 1-675

Parent taxon: Cercopoidea according to J. Szwedo 2019

See also Becker-Migdisova 1964, Cryan and Urban 2012, Scudder 1878 and Szwedo 2018

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

Subtaxa: Aphrophora Blenniphora Luisphantyelus Natajephora Palaeoptysma Palaphrodes Petrolystra Philagra Ptysmaphora Sinophora

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Distribution:

• Miocene of Croatia (2 collections), Germany (4), the Russian Federation (6), Spain (4)

• Oligocene of France (8), Germany (1), Switzerland (1)

• Eocene of Canada (2: British Columbia), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (3: Colorado)

• Paleocene of France (1)

Total: 36 collections including 60 occurrences

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