Platycleidini

Ünal, Mustafa, 2018, Tettigoniinae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Turkey with key to genera and descriptions of six new species, Zootaxa 4432 (1), pp. 1-66: 17

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4432.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D44C8383-4070-44B6-91CE-4A0940A0F094

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8B5C87A2-FFB0-FFF3-FF6C-FC9309CDFB63

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scientific name

Platycleidini
status

 

Platycleidini  Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 syn. confirmed

Remarks. Storozhenko et al. (2015: 77) synonymized the tribe Platycleidini  Brunner with Decticini  Herman because of the absence of significant characters. So indeed, the only important difference of the type genus of Decticini  , Decticus Serville  , from the type genus of the tribe Platycleidini  , Platycleis Fieber  , is the fore tibia with 4 dorsal spines on the outside (in Platycleis  , fore tibia with 3 dorsal spines on the outside as a usual character in many other genera also belong to the other tribes). But Decticus  shares this character with some genera which are not close relatives such as Psorodonotus Brunner  , Bucephaloptera Ebner  , Festella Giglio-Tos  (see the key to genera above). The only close relative of Decticus  is the genus Medecticus Uvarov. Therefore I  agree that Platycleidini  is a synonym of Decticini  .