Phylogeny of the Genus Dichotrachelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cyclominae)
AbstractA phylogenetic analysis of the genus Dichotrachelus (Curculionidae: Cyclominae) was carried out, based on a morphological matrix and, for some species, on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences. Bayesian Inference, Maximum Likelihood and Maximum Parsimony were implemented and the results were compared. The genus is found to be isolated in the subfamily, not related to the only other Palaearctic tribe (Hipporhinini) and possibly nearer to the south-American genera of Cyclominae of the tribe Listroderini. Among these, Macrostyphlus is also equally associated to mosses as the host plant. In Dichotrachelus, two main clades were recognized, one distributed in the western part of the Mediterranean region (Iberian Peninsula, northern Africa and southern France) and the second distributed in the Alps and Apennines. Within each clade, some differentiated monophyletic subgroups could be identified. An evaluation of the most important characters that led to the phylogenetic reconstruction indicated the male genital sclerite as the most useful structure to characterize the different clades. View Full-Text
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Meregalli, M.; Germann, C.; Bernasconi, M.V.; Cervella, P. Phylogeny of the Genus Dichotrachelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cyclominae). Diversity 2018, 10, 66.
Meregalli M, Germann C, Bernasconi MV, Cervella P. Phylogeny of the Genus Dichotrachelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cyclominae). Diversity. 2018; 10(3):66.Chicago/Turabian Style
Meregalli, Massimo; Germann, Christoph; Bernasconi, Marco V.; Cervella, Piero. 2018. "Phylogeny of the Genus Dichotrachelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cyclominae)." Diversity 10, no. 3: 66.
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