Sinomophorus Wang, Alonso-Zarazaga, Ren & Zhang, 2011

Tseng, Wei-Zhe, Hsiao, Yun & Hsu, Chen-Fu, 2018, Omophorus (Sinomophorus) wallaCei: a new weevil from Borneo highlights the enigmatic Ethiopian-Oriental disjunct distribution (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Molytinae), Zootaxa 4438 (3), pp. 588-596: 589

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.3.10

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Sinomophorus Wang, Alonso-Zarazaga, Ren & Zhang, 2011
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Subgenus Sinomophorus Wang, Alonso-Zarazaga, Ren & Zhang, 2011 

Type species. Omophorus rongshu Wang, Alonso-Zarazaga, Ren & Zhang, 2011: 44  .

Diagnosis (modified based on Wang et al. (2011)). Distinguished from nominal subgenus by the absence of tubercle on pronotal surface; bifid vestiture of the venter; the obtuse humeral angle; extremely small extent of sclerotization in the endophallus; absence of styli in the ovipositor and the absence of a spiculum ventrale on female sternite VIII. It can be separated from the subgenus Pangomophorus Voss, 1960  by the bifid vestiture of the venter; the obtuse humeral angle; and the presence of a metatibial uncus. Several diagnostic characters, including longer antennal club; elongate subtrapezoidal scutellum and smaller subhumeral calli, proposed in Wang et al. (2011) are considered invalid for a new subgeneric delimitation on the basis of the comparison between O. (S.) rongshu  and O. (S.) wallacei  (see details in discussion).