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1 December 2014 Recent Dispersal and Diet Relaxation Might Explain the Monotypic and Endemic Genus Montrouzierana Signoret, 1861 in New Caledonia (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae)
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The planthopper genus Montrouzierana Signoret, 1861 (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) and its only known endemic species to New Caledonia, M. oxycephala (Montrouzier, 1861), are redescribed. Illustrations of diagnostic characters including male and female genitalia are provided. The systematic position of the genus is briefly discussed. Morphological characters and distribution data suggest a recent dispersal event to New Caledonia, probably from Australia, linked with a possible relaxation/inhibition of ancestral constraints on feeding behaviour.

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Rong-Rong Wang, Adam Stroiński, Jacek Szwedo, Thierry Bourgoin, and Ai-Ping Liang "Recent Dispersal and Diet Relaxation Might Explain the Monotypic and Endemic Genus Montrouzierana Signoret, 1861 in New Caledonia (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae)," Annales Zoologici 64(4), 693-708, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345414X685974
Received: 24 April 2014; Accepted: 1 June 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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