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Light at the end of the tunnel: Integrative taxonom y delimits cryptic species in the Tetramorium caespitum complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Species delimitation is fundamental for many biolog ical studies; its importance extends from regional faunistics over behavioral research to the reconstruction of evolut i nary history. However,Expand
The Aquatic and Semi-Aquatic Bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha & Gerromorpha) of Malesia
This volume deals with the Heteroptera aquatica, or water bugs, known from Malesia, a region holding almost 1000 species belonging to seventeen families, and provides information on their taxonomy, morphology, biology, distribution and economic importance. Expand
Genetic diversity, species phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Aquarius paludum group (Heteroptera: Gerridae)
Molecular clock estimates suggest that the disjunct zoogeographical pattern among the three species is due to a Pliocene/Pleistocene long-range dispersal, rather than a Mesozoic vicariance event as previously suggested. Expand
Three new species of the army ant genus Aenictus SHUCKARD, 1840 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Aenictinae) from Borneo and the Philippines
Three new species of army ants from Sarawak, Borneo, Camiguin, and Cebu, the Philippines are described. Expand
New trap-jaw ant species of Anochetus MAYR , 1861 ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae ) from the Philippine Islands , a key and notes on other species
At present eleven species of Anochetus MAYR, 1861 are known from the Philippines, including four species described as new here: Anochetus werneri sp.n. (from the island of Mindanao), A. leyticusExpand
A molecular phylogeny of the pan-tropical pond skater genus Limnogonus Stål 1868 (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Gerromorpha-Gerridae).
A manual optimization of geographical distribution onto the strict consensus tree suggests that Limnogonus is primarily an Old World group with independent transitions to the New World in L. franciscanus and in the common ancestor of Clade I. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the pond skaters (Gerrinae), discussion of the fossil record and a checklist of species assigned to the subfamily (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerridae)
The phylogenetic reconstruction shows that Gerrinae is not monophyletic, since a clade comprising Gerris, Aquarius, Limnoporus, Tachygerris, Eurygerris and Gigantometra is more closely related to representatives of the subfamily Eotrechinae than to aClade comprising Limnogonus, Neogerris, Limmometra, Tenagogerris and Tenagogonus. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the pond treaders (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Mesoveliidae), discussion of the fossil record and a checklist of species assigned to the family
The phylogenetic relationships among selected species and genera of Mesoveliidae were investigated in a parsimony analysis of 2858 bp of DNA sequence data from the genes encoding COI + II, 16S rRNA and 28S r RNA, supporting earlier ideas of species-complexes in these two clades. Expand
Banning paraphylies and executing Linnaean taxonomy is discordant and reduces the evolutionary and semantic information content of biological nomenclature
An opinion paper is expressed about a growing concern about a severe reduction of the semantic content and functionality of zoological nomenclature and doubts that phylogenetic classification can adequately reflect the information content of evolution. Expand
Revision of the Timasius chinai species group (Insecta: Heteroptera: Hebridae), with descriptions of ten new species
The Timasius chinai species group is redefined and taxonomically revised. Twelve species are distributed on the Asian mainland from northeastern India to southeastern China and to the MalayExpand