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Gelastocoris  Kirkaldy, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 103769

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Galgulus Latreille, 1802
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHemiptera Linnaeus, 1758 – true bugs, hemipterans  
                                  SuborderHeteroptera Latreille, 1810 – true bugs, barbeiro, maria fedida, percevejo, heteropterans  
                                     InfraorderNepomorpha  – aquatic bugs, water bugs  
                                        SuperfamilyOchteroidea Kirkaldy, 1906  
                                           FamilyGelastocoridae Kirkaldy, 1897 – toad bugs, toadbugs  
                                              SubfamilyGelastocorinae Kirkaldy, 1897  
                                                 GenusGelastocoris Kirkaldy, 1897  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris amazonensis Melin, 1929  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris andinus Melin, 1929  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris apureensis Melin, 1929  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris bolivianus De Carlo, 1954  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris bufo (Herrich-Schäffer, 1840)  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris curiosus Poinar and Brown, 2016  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris decarloi Estévez and Schnack, 1977  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris flavus (Guérin-Méneville, 1835)  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris fuscus Martin, 1929  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris hungerfordi Melin, 1929  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris major Montandon, 1910  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris martinezi De Carlo, 1954  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris monrosi De Carlo, 1959  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris nebulosus (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris oculatus (Fabricius, 1798) – toad bug 
                                                    Species Gelastocoris paraguayensis De Carlo, 1954  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris peruensis Melin, 1929  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris quadrimaculatus (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris rotundatus Champion, 1901  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris vandamepompanoni Boulard and Jauffret, 1984  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris vicinus Champion, 1901  
                                                    Species Gelastocoris viridis Todd, 1955  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gelastocoris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Henry, Thomas J., and Richard C. Froeschner, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States   
  Page(s): xix + 958   
  Publisher: E. J. Brill   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916846-44-X   
  Reference for: Gelastocoris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kirkaldy, G. W.  
  Publication Date: 1897   
  Article/Chapter Title: Synonymic notes on aquatic Rhynchota   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Entomologist, vol. 30, no. 413   
  Page(s): 258-260   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stys, Pavel, and Antti Jansson  
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title: Check-list of recent family-group and genus-group names of Nepomorpha (Heteroptera) of the world   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Acta Entomologica Fennica, vol. 50   
  Page(s): 1-44   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0001-561X   
  Reference for: Gelastocoris   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Todd, Edward L.  
  Publication Date: 1955   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Taxonomic Revision of the Family Gelastocoridae (Hemiptera)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The University of Kansas Science Bulletin, vol. 37, pt. 1, no. 11   
  Page(s): 277-475   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Gelastocoris   

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