Zemiophora Foerster, 1869

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Zemiophora Foerster, 1869: 203. Type species: Tryphon scutulatus Hartig. Included in Zemiophorus by Thomson, 1894: 2000.

Zemiophorus Thomson, 1894: 2000. Unjustified emendation.

Treated as a synonym of Synomelix Foerster, 1869 by both Townes (1970) and Kasparyan and Khalaim (2007: 559). Synonymy originally questioned by Perkins (1962: 464), and most recently treated as a valid genus by both Aubert (2000: 135) and Yu et al. (2012).

See the Synomelix page. Zemiophora is known only from the type species, which I have not examined and thus cannot comment on its differentiation from Synomelix.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton as part of a larger collaborative effort on the genera of Ctenopelmatinae. Page created April, 2015.

This work would not have been possible without the groundwork provided by Ian Gauld’s study of the Australian and Costa Rican faunas, and we are particularly grateful for his assistance in many aspects of this study. I thank David Wahl (American Entomological Institute) for many discussion on ctenopelmatines over the years. Matt Yoder provided considerable assistance with databasing issues, and our use of PURLs (http://purl.oclc.org) in this regard follows the example of their use in publications by Norm Johnson. Heather Cummins and Caitlin Nessner graciously assisted with formatting and literature retrieval. This study was supported by the National Science Foundation’s PEET program under Grant No. DEB 0328922.

This material is based upon work at Texas A&M University supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DEB 0328922. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.