A new family, Coryphoridae (Ephemeroptera: Ephemerelloidea), and description of the winged and egg stages of Coryphorus

Carlos Molineri, Janice G. Peters, Maria del Carmen Zuniga de Cardoso


A new family Coryphoridae is proposed in the superfamily Ephemerelloidea for the monotypic genus Coryphorus. Characters that distinguish Coryphoridae from all other Ephemerelloidea are discussed. The male imago, male subimago, female imago, and egg of Coryphorus aquilus Peters are described for the first time.


Coryphorus; Coryphoridae; Leptohyphidae; Ephemerelloidea; Ephemeroptera; South America

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