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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
Toward an insect evolution resolution Insects are the most diverse group of animals, with the largest number of species. However, many of the evolutionary relationships between insect species haveExpand
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Evolutionary History of the Hymenoptera
Hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants, and bees) are one of four mega-diverse insect orders, comprising more than 153,000 described and possibly up to one million undescribed extant species [1, 2]. AsExpand
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Biogeographic and evolutionary implications of a diverse paleobiota in amber from the early Eocene of India
For nearly 100 million years, the India subcontinent drifted from Gondwana until its collision with Asia some 50 Ma, during which time the landmass presumably evolved a highly endemic biota. RecentExpand
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Re-investigation of Mimetaster hexagonalis: a marrellomorph arthropod from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate (Germany)
The arthropod Mimetaster hexagonalis Gürich, 1931 from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate (Germany) is re-described. With 123 available individuals, M. hexagonalis is the most abundant non-trilobiteExpand
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A Great-Appendage Arthropod with a Radial Mouth from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate, Germany
Great-appendage arthropods, characterized by a highly modified anterior limb, were previously unknown after the Middle Cambrian. One fossil from the Lower Devonian Hunsrück Slate, Germany, extendsExpand
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Giant ants from the Paleogene of Denmark with a discussion of the fossil history and early evolution of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Abstract Pachycondyla rebekkae sp. nov. (Formicidae, Ponerinae) is described from the Fur and Olst Formations (transitional between Paleocene and Eocene, Denmark). About 95 complete or fragmentaryExpand
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No post-Cretaceous ecosystem depression in European forests? Rich insect-feeding damage on diverse middle Palaeocene plants, Menat, France
Insect herbivores are considered vulnerable to extinctions of their plant hosts. Previous studies of insect-damaged fossil leaves in the US Western Interior showed major plant and insect herbivoreExpand
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An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of cockroaches and termites (Blattodea)
Phylogenetic relationships among subgroups of cockroaches and termites are still matters of debate. Their divergence times and major phenotypic transitions during evolution are also not yet settled.Expand
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Singing and hearing in a Tertiary bushcricket
Communication organs are poorly represented in the fossil record, so their evolution is usually reconstructed by comparison of extant species using a phylogenetic approach. We have analysed someExpand
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