Phylogenetic relationships in the subfamily Psychodinae (Diptera, Psychodidae)

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serval:BIB_61BD6E922FB9
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Phylogenetic relationships in the subfamily Psychodinae (Diptera, Psychodidae)
Journal
Zoologica Scripta
Author(s)
Espíndola A., Buerki S., Jacquier A., Jezek J., Alvarez N.
ISSN
0300-3256
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
41
Number
5
Pages
489-498
Language
english
Abstract
Thanks to recent advances in molecular systematics, our knowledge of phylogenetic relationships within the order Diptera has dramatically improved. However, relationships at lower taxonomic levels remain poorly investigated in several neglected groups, such as the highly diversified moth-fly subfamily Psychodinae (Lower Diptera), which occurs in numerous terrestrial ecosystems. In this study, we aimed to understand the phylogenetic relationships among 52 Palearctic taxa from all currently known Palearctic tribes and subtribes of this subfamily, based on mitochondrial DNA. Our results demonstrate that in light of the classical systematics of Psychodinae, none of the tribes sensu Je?ek or sensu Vaillant is monophyletic, whereas at least five of the 12 sampled genera were not monophyletic. The results presented in this study provide a valuable backbone for future work aiming at identifying morphological synapomorphies to propose a new tribal classification.
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