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(biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed

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The remaining tribes Astragaleae, Lespedezeae, Indigofereae, Sophoreae, Psoralieae, Robinieae and Mellettieae were represented by a single type genus with a single type species each.
According to HALL (2005), a small cluster of genera possessing five forewing radial veins was recognized first as Eurybiini by REUTER (1896: 153-154) with Eurybia Illiger, 1850, as type genus.
There is no reason why that should be singled out as a type genus for all vascular plants.
Etymology: From Latin porcellus (piglet) and Greek deire (neck), the latter referring to Physoderes, the type genus of Physoderinae.
When Ahmad and Afzal (1979) replaced and resurrected the invalid tribal name Odiaria Stal [because its type genus Odius Stal was preoccupied, changed it to Neodius by Bergroth (1891) which was later synonymised with Caystrus Stal by Distant (1910)] to Caystrini.
Of these, tribe Krisnini includes the type genus erected by Kirkaldy (1900) with Siva strigicollis Spinola as its designated type species.
Amedegnato (1974) gave the Bactrophorinae subfamily rank (originally under the name trybliophorinae, but the original type genus Trybliophorus later transpired to be a Romaleine) and grouped them with the Romaleinae as the family Romaleidae.
Griswold also indicates that the problem of defining Amaurobiidae becomes one of discovering synapomorphies and any taxon assigned to the Amaurobiidae should be demonstrably related to the type genus of the family, Amaurobius C.
Ayyildiz and Luxton (1989), however, differentiated Epimerella from the Oppiidae Sellnick, 1937 mainly by the presence of a medial cavity between epimera III and IV in addition to dorsosejugal suture protruding and pointed medially and based on these differences, established the family Epimerellidae with the genus Epimerella as the type genus.
Two additional species of the previously monotypic type genus for this subfamily, Xestomyza, have been identified from South American specimens, of which one is described here.
Besides the reduced wings, there are other major differences to the otherwise superficially similar type genus Eucocconotus (frons without black markings, forecoxae without distinct basal tubercle, femora without light pre-apical ring, male cerci completely different and subgenital plate not deeply incised).