Neoconocephalus Karny, 1907

Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Braun, Holger, 2010, The Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) described by Salvador de Toledo Piza Jr. and deposited in the collection of the University of São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura " Luiz de Queiroz ", Braz, Zootaxa 2635, pp. 41-66: 51

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10.5281/zenodo.198409

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scientific name

Neoconocephalus Karny, 1907
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Neoconocephalus Karny, 1907 

Homorocoryphus Karny, 1907 

The species described as Homorocoryphus  passed to Ruspolia  according to Bailey’s (1975) synonymy. However, Ruspolia  is a genus originally only known from the Old World, and Piza’s species would be the only ones for the Americas. But Piza (1958, 1971, 1973, 1983) referred to H. ensifer  , H. finitimus  , and H. occidentalis  to compare and describe his species, and those three species have been moved to Neoconocephalus  : N. ensifer  , N. finitimus  , and N. occidentalis  . Although Piza described species in Neoconocephalus  as well as Homorocoryphus  , he never clarified which characters he used to separate these two genera. We include all species in Neoconocephalus  . Unfortunately this increases the taxonomic confusion of this large genus even more, with more than 100 species from South America currently considered valid.