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Phylogeny of the Coleoptera Based on Morphological Characters of Adults and Larvae
Abstract. In order to infer phylogenetic relationships within the extraordinarily speciesrich order Coleoptera, a cladistic analysis is performed, in which 516 adult and larval morphological…
The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
A phylogeny of beetles based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representing 172 of 183 extant families provides a uniquely well‐resolved temporal and phylogenetic framework for studying patterns of innovation and diversification in Coleoptera.
Weevils, weevils, weevils everywhere*
The evolutionary history of weevils is mapped as a sequence of key evolutionary innovations that together have led to the phenomenal diversification and success ofWeevils.
Temporal lags and overlap in the diversification of weevils and flowering plants
- D. McKenna, A. Sequeira, A. Marvaldi, B. Farrell
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 28 April 2009
A large-scale molecular phylogeny for weevils (herbivorous beetles in the superfamily Curculionoidea), one of the most diverse lineages of insects, is presented, based on ≈8 kilobases of DNA sequence data from a worldwide sample including all families and subfamilies, to suggest a deep and complex history of coevolution between weevil and angiosperms.
Molecular and morphological phylogenetics of weevils (coleoptera, curculionoidea): do niche shifts accompany diversification?
The phylogeny estimate based on combined 18S rDNA and morphological data suggests that diversification in weevils was accompanied by niche shifts in host-plant associations and larval habits, and conservatism is evident in larval feeding habits, particularly in the host tissue consumed.
Structural alignment of 18S and 28S rDNA sequences provides insights into phylogeny of Phytophaga (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea and Chrysomeloidea)
We performed a comparative study of partial rDNA sequences from a variety of Coleoptera taxa to construct an annotated alignment based on secondary structure information, which in turn, provides…
Higher Level Phylogeny of Curculionidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) based mainly on Larval Characters, with Special Reference to Broad‐Nosed Weevils
- A. Marvaldi
- 1 December 1997
The hypothesis of monophyly of broad‐nosed weevils is not accepted; the Entiminae are justified as monophyletic and their natural classification into tribes is proposed and the phylogenetic position and relationships of higher taxa of Curculionidae are discussed.
Higher Level Phylogeny of Curculionidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) based mainly on Larval Characte
- A. Marvaldi
- 1 December 1997
The hypothesis of monophyly of broad-nosed weevils is not accepted; the Entiminae are justified as monophyletic and their natural classification into tribes is proposed and the phylogenetic position and relationships of higher taxa of Curculionidae are discussed.
Phylogenomic Data Yield New and Robust Insights into the Phylogeny and Evolution of Weevils
A reconstructed timetree for weevils is consistent with a Mesozoic radiation of gymnosperm‐associated taxa to form most extant families and diversification of Curculionidae alongside flowering plants—first monocots, then other groups—beginning in the Cretaceous.
Monte Desert (Argentina): insect biodiversity and natural areas
An analysis based on phylogenetic information shows that the Northern and Uspallata-Calingasta areas of endemism reflect different values with respect to their biodiversity, whereas the remaining areas are delimited by climatic barriers.