Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA spp. were all placed in the genus Platypus
until Wood (1993)(1)
Explanation of Names
Platypodinae Shuckard 1839
Euplatypus, 3 spp. - E. compositus (SE US), E. parallelus (s. TX, s. FL), E. pini (AZ-NM).
Myoplatypus, 1 sp. - SE US, in pines
Oxoplatypus, 1 sp. - SE US to AZ, on oak
Treptoplatypus, 2 spp. - T. abietis (AZ-NM-UT), T. wilsoni (BC & nw. US)
Sexual dimorphism pronounced in many spp. The ventral surface is key to ID.
this group may be sister to the remaining Curculionidae sensu Bouchard et al. 2011(2)