(Panephemeroptera Euephemeroptera Euplectoptera Anteritorna pm.Tridentiseta  
Tetramerotarsata Liberevenata Turbanoculata
 Anteropatellata Cloeon/fg1 - Similicloeon)

Nomen hierarchicum: Similicloeon/g1 [g:1992]

In circumscription fits:
 gen. Similicloeon: Kluge 2016:491-516: 493

 Similicloeon/g1: Kluge 2016:491-516: 493

Nominal taxon included: Intercloeon/g(1) [g:1992]

References.  Sowa 1980: * *; Kluge & Novikova 1992: * *; Kluge 2016:491-516: * *

Characters of Similicloeon of unclear phylogenetic status. 

(1) Larval caudalii with strongly stretched last segments, which lack swimming setae (Kluge & Novikova 1992: Fig.5:10-11) (unlike Procloeon/g1 and Pseudocentroptilum).

(2) External projection of penial bridge [see Cloeon/fg1 ()] is truncate or rounded (Kluge & Novikova 1992: Fig.4:7-9). The same in Procloeon/g1.

(3) Hind wings [see Cloeon/fg1 ()] are always absent (Kluge & Novikova 1992: Fig.4:1; Fig.6:1) (see Index of characters [2.2.59]).

Plesiomorphies and variable characters of Similicloeon. Labial palp with 3rd segment [truncate see Cloeon/fg1 ()] either non-widened (in simile [Cloeon] et al), or widened apically (in spiniventre [C.] and peteropolitanum [C.]). 

Unlike Cloeon/fg2, larval tergalii are not widened, dorsal lamella of moderate size, without anterior-proximal lobe (Kluge & Novikova 1992: Fig.5:2-9); eggs with stout chorion.

Unlike Procloeon/g1, larval cerci without enlarged spines on outer side (Kluge & Novikova 1992: Fig.5:10-11)

Size. Fore wing length 510 mm (see Tetramerotarsata).

Distribution. Probably, Palaearctic, Oriental and Australian Regions (for certain Palaearctic).

Nominal species in Similicloeon/g(1):

languidum Grandi 1959 [Cloeon]  

mendax Walsh 1862 [Cloe]

petropolitanum Kluge & Novikova 1992 [Cloeon (Intercloeon)]  --/

praetextum Bengtsson 1914 [Cloeon]  --/

schoenemundi Bengtsson 1936 [Cloeon]  --/

simile Eaton 1870 [Cloeon]  typus nominis Similicloeon ,,/

spiniventre Kluge & Novikova 1992 [Cloeon (Intercloeon)]  typus nominis Intercloeon --/

viride Schneider 1885 [Cloeon] ?

Examined also:

sp.n. (s-w.Australia)

See also:


Turbanoculata INCERTAE SEDIS