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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Pentatomoidea

Familia: Pentatomidae
Subfamilia: Asopinae
Genus: Afrius
Subgenera: A. (Afrius) – A. (Subafrius)
Species (3): A. flavirostrum – A. kolleri – A. yolofus

Afrius Stål, 1870 [As subgenus of Cimex upgraded by Distant, 1892]

Type species: Pentatoma purpurea Westwood, 1837 [By subsequent designation Schouteden, 1907] (= Pentatoma yolofa Guérin-Méneville, 1831)

Primary references

Stål, C. 1870. Enumeratio Hemipterorum. Bidrag till en företeckning öfver alla hittils kända Hemiptera, jemte systematiska meddelanden. 1. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 9(1): 1–232. Enumeratio Scutellerinorum Americae pp. 4-20. Enumeratio Asopinorum pp. 21-59. Enumeratio Tessaratominorum pp. 60–78. Enumeratio Dinidorum pp. 79–89. Addenda pp. 229–232. BHL Reference page. [p. 44]
Roell, T., Lemaître, V.A. & Webb, M.D. 2019. Revision of the African shieldbug genus Afrius Stål, 1870 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae). European Journal of Taxonomy 520: 1–44 ResearchGate Open access Reference page.

Additional references

Rider, D.A. 2006. Family Pentatomidae. p. 233–403, In: Aukema, A. & Rieger, C. (eds). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, vol 5. The Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam. ResearchGate Open access PDF. Reference page.


Zicha, Ondřej et al. Afrius Stål, 1870 – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Nomenclator Zoologicus
Afrius Classification of Pentatomoidea, North Dakota State University.

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