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Phylogenetic position of the acariform mites: sensitivity to homology assessment under total evidence
BackgroundMites (Acari) have traditionally been treated as monophyletic, albeit composed of two major lineages: Acariformes and Parasitiformes. Yet recent studies based on morphology, molecular data,Expand
Origin and higher-level diversification of acariform mites – evidence from nuclear ribosomal genes, extensive taxon sampling, and secondary structure alignment
BackgroundAcariformes is the most species-rich and morphologically diverse radiation of chelicerate arthropods, known from the oldest terrestrial ecosystems. It is also a key lineage in understandingExpand
FAMILIAL LEVEL PHYLOGENY OF FREE-LIVING CYCLOPOIDS (COPEPODA), INFERRED FROM PARTIAL 18S RIBOSOMAL DNA
This study is the first familial level phylogenetic analysis of free-living cyclopoid copepods. Cyclopoids are notable for their success in a diversity of habitats and possession of diverseExpand
Two new species of Agauopsis (Halacaridae, Acari) from Southeastern Brazil
Mites belonging to two new species of Agauopsis (Halacaridae, Acari) were obtained from seaweed, coarse sand and coarse shell debris taken from several sites in Northern Coast of Sao Paulo State.Expand
Integrative taxonomy of the neotropical genus Omalonyx (Elasmognatha: Succineidae)
The genus Omalonyx d'Orbigny, 1837, includes neotropical semi‐aquatic succineid slugs and comprises six recognized species to date. Field surveys across continental South America recovered five ofExpand
New species and new occurrences of Copidognathus (Acari, Halacaridae) from the northern littoral zone of São Paulo State (Brazil)
Seven species from the northern littoral zone of Sao Paulo State (Brazil) are here reported. Copidognathus tupinamborum sp. nov., C. sophiae sp. nov., C. tamoiorum sp. nov. and C. ditadii sp. nov.Expand
Reassessment of the evolutionary relationships within the dog‐faced bats, genus Cynomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae)
The low representativeness of the dog‐faced bats (genus Cynomops Thomas, ) in collections has constrained the study of the diversity and the evolutionary relationships within this genus. TaxonomicExpand
The complex evolutionary history and phylogeography of Caridina typus (Crustacea: Decapoda): long-distance dispersal and cryptic allopatric species
The evolutionary history of the old, diverse freshwater shrimp genus Caridina is still poorly understood, despite its vast distribution – from Africa to Polynesia. Here, we used nuclear andExpand
New records of the genus Whartonia (Acari, Leeuwenhoekiidae) associated with the bat Carollia perspicillata from southeastern Brazil
Two species of mites belonging to the genus Whartonia Ewing, 1944, family Leeuwenhoekiidae (Womersley, 1944), were obtained from Carollia per­spicillata (Linnaeus, 1758) bats from mine tunnels in theExpand
Two new Brazilian Parasitengona larvae: Callidosoma (Acari, Erythraeidae) parasite of Lepidoptera and Durenia (Acari, Trombellidae) parasite of Culicidae (Diptera), with keys to the species
Abstract Two new Brazilian Parasitengona belonging to the genera Callidosoma Womersley, 1936 and Durenia Vercammen-Grandjean, 1955 are described from larvae associated with, respectively, LepidopteraExpand
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