Smerdalea Fowler, 1896

Selected references
Fowler 1896e
McKamey 1998a
Cryan and Deitz 1995a
Cryan and Deitz 1999a
Cryan and Deitz 2004a
Lin et al. 2004a
Godoy, Miranda, and Nishida 2006a
Dietrich 2008a
Overview
The New World genus Smerdalea includes five described species (shown below). The taxonomic placement of genus remains a subject of debate (Deitz 1975a; Cryan, Robertson, and Deitz 2004a; Lin et al. 2004a; Dietrich 2008a). Its share features with the tribes Microcentrini and Stegaspidini, as well as the unplaced genus Smergotomia (Dietrich 2008a).
Taxon images
Smerdalea
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1.Smerdalea imminens
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2.Smerdalea imminens
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3.Smerdalea circumflexa
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4.Smerdalea elevata
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5.Smerdalea elevata
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6.Smerdalea veracruzensis
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7.Smerdalea horrescens
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8.Smerdalea horrescens
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9.Smerdalea horrescens
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10.Smerdalea horrescens
 
Distribution
Neotropical and Nearctic regions.
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Prepared by
Matthew S. Wallace, Jason R. Cryan, Lewis. L. Deitz, Stuart H. McKamey, and Mark J. Rothschild, 3 January 2015.