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Phylogeny of the Limnophilinae (Limoniidae) and early evolution of the Tipulomorpha (Diptera)
This study presents the most comprehensive cladistic analysis of the group ever made, with emphasis on the genera and subgenera of the subfamily Limnophilinae (Limoniidae), assumed to include some of the earliest lineages of Tipulomorpha sensu stricto and therefore important for the understanding of the early patterns in the evolution of the crane flies.
The Neotropical genus Stibadocerina Alexander and its phylogenetic relationship to other Stibadocerinae genera: further evidence of an ancestral trans‐Pacific biota (Diptera: Cylindrotomidae)
The subfamily Stibadocerinae supports a biogeographical interpretation of an ancestral trans‐Pacific biota, and includes one example of a vicariant distribution with a sister‐group relationship between South Central Chilean and East Asian taxa.
A catalogue of the types of Limoniidae and Tipulidae (Diptera: Tipulomorpha) in the collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
A catalogue of the type-specimens of Tipulomorpha (Diptera) held in the collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo is provided, with information on 118 types of Neotropical (mostly Brazilian) taxa of the families Limoniidae and Tipulidae.
On typeless species and the perils of fast taxonomy
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A non-destructive enzymatic method to extract DNA from arthropod specimens: Implications for morphological and molecular studies
A new technique that allows DNA extraction of arthropods while still keeping intact the entire morphology of the specimens, which is fast, cheap, non-toxic, and allows for good morphological preparations of specimens retaining much of their tridimensional structure.
Systematics of the Neotropical species of Styringomyia Loew (Diptera: Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae)
The Neotropical species of Styringomyia (Diptera: Limoniidae) are revised and five new species, S. maya sp.
Towards an actualistic view of the Crato Konservat-Lagerstätte paleoenvironment: A new hypothesis as an Early Cretaceous (Aptian) equatorial and semi-arid wetland
Abstract An alternative hypothesis concerning the paleoecological and paleoenvironmental depositional conditions of the Crato Konservat-Lagerstatte (CKL), Crato Formation, Aptian, NE Brazil, one of
Mesozoic fossils and the phylogeny of Tipulomorpha (Insecta: Diptera)
Male terminalia of Triassic Tipulomorpha are described for the first time: a terminal gonostylus divided into a fleshy setose clasper and a lobe in Archilimonia grauvogeliana sp.
Homology of the gonostylus parts in crane flies‚ with emphasis on the families Tipulidae and Limoniidae (Diptera‚ Tipulomorpha)
Some basic criteria for the proper recognition of the homologous parts are given, and a revised nomenclatural system is proposed for the gonostylar branches on the basis of the known functions of these structures.
The world's biogeographical regions revisited: global patterns of endemism in Tipulidae (Diptera).
There are still some limitations in applying biogeographical classifications proposed mostly on the basis of vertebrate distribution to other taxonomic groups, such as the Tipulidae, according to the main conclusion.