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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: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraordo: Cicadomorpha
Superfamilia: Cicadoidea

Familia: Cicadidae
Subfamilia: Cicadinae
Tribus: Oncotympanini
Genus: Mata
Species (2): M. kama – M. rama

Mata Distant, 1906

Mata - World Auchenorrhyncha Database

Mata is a genus of cicadas in the family Cicadidae. There are currently five described species in Mata.[1] In 2021, three new species were described from Meghalaya, India.[2]

These five species belong to the genus Mata:[3][2]

Mata kama (Distant, 1881)
Mata lenonia Sarkar, Mahapatra, Mohapatra, Nair & Kunte, 2021
Mata meghalayana Sarkar, Mahapatra, Mohapatra, Nair & Kunte, 2021
Mata rama Distant, 1912
Mata ruffordii Sarkar, Mahapatra, Mohapatra, Nair & Kunte, 2021


"Mata". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
Sarkar, Vivek; Mahapatra, Cuckoo; Mohapatra, Pratyush P.; Nair, Manoj V.; Kunte, Krushnamegh (2021-01-13). "Description of three new species of the genus Mata Distant, 1906 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae: Oncotympanini) with notes on their natural history from Indian state of Meghalaya, India". Zootaxa. 4908 (1): 1–28. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4908.1.1. ISSN 1175-5334.

"Browse Mata". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-28.

Further reading

Arnett, Ross H. Jr. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico (2nd ed.). CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0212-9.
Moulds, M.S. (2005). "An Appraisal of the Higher Classification of Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea) with Special Reference to the Australian Fauna". Records of the Australian Museum. 57 (3): 375–446. ISSN 0067-1975.
Sanborn, A.F.; Phillips, P.K. (2013). "Biogeography of the Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North America, North of Mexico" (PDF). Diversity. 5: 166–239.
Van Duzee, E.P. (1915). "A preliminary review of the West coast Cicadidae". Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 23 (1): 21–44. JSTOR 25003648.

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