Neoconocephalus Karny, 1907, 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 ", Brazil, Zootaxa 2635, pp. 41-66: 51

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Neoconocephalus Karny, 1907


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.