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The Afro–Oriental Genus Yaeprimus Sasa et Suzuki (Diptera: Chironomidae: Chironomini): Phylogeny, New Species and Expanded Diagnoses

by Wu Han 1,†, Jinxing Wei 1,†, Xiaolong Lin 2 and Hongqu Tang 3,*
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Research Centre of Hydrobiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
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Institute of Groundwater and Earth Science, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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These two authors contributed equally to this work.
Diversity 2020, 12(1), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/d12010031
Received: 9 December 2019 / Revised: 9 January 2020 / Accepted: 13 January 2020 / Published: 15 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biodiversity of Insect)
Expanded generic diagnoses of all life stages of Yaeprimus Sasa et Suzuki, 2000 (Lunditendipes Harrison, 2000, syn. n.) are given. Yaeprimus tropicus comb. n. is redescribed as an adult based on type material. Additionally, a new species Y. balteatus sp. n. from Oriental China is described based on the adult male and pupa. The phylogenetic position of Yaeprimus within Chironomini and the validity of the new species are explored based on concatenated five genetic markers (18S, 28S, CAD1, CAD4, and COI-3P) through both mixed–model Bayesian inference and maximum likelihood methods. The results strongly support Yaeprimus as sister to Imparipecten Freeman, 1961, which counters a previously proposed systematical position based solely on morphology. View Full-Text
Keywords: Yaeprimus; Lunditendipes; synonymy; new species; phylogeny; Asia; Africa Yaeprimus; Lunditendipes; synonymy; new species; phylogeny; Asia; Africa
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Han, W.; Wei, J.; Lin, X.; Tang, H. The Afro–Oriental Genus Yaeprimus Sasa et Suzuki (Diptera: Chironomidae: Chironomini): Phylogeny, New Species and Expanded Diagnoses. Diversity 2020, 12, 31.

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