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New Caledonia: a very old Darwinian island?
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New Caledonia must be considered as a very old Darwinian island, a concept that offers many more fascinating opportunities of study, as it is contradicted by geological evidence indicating long Palaeocene and Eocene submersions and by recent biogeographic and phylogenetic studies. Expand
Subterranean Ecosystems: A Truncated Functional Biodiversity
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Biodiversity patterns of subterranean terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are in line with general observations, and the features of this environment provide unique opportunities to explore biodiversity issues and to test some of the general hypotheses listed above. Expand
A molecular phylogeny shows the single origin of the Pyrenean subterranean Trechini ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae).
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All Pyrenean highly modified subterranean taxa are found to be monophyletic, to the exclusion of all epigean and all subterranean species from other geographical areas (Cantabrian and Iberian mountains, Alps), and the origin of the subterranean clade is estimated at ca. Expand
Linking species, traits and habitat characteristics of Collembola at European scale
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Relationships between traits and environment tested here shows that it is possible to use some traits as proxies to identify potential ecological preferences or tolerances of invertebrate species, a first step towards the creation of models predicting changes in collembolan communities. Expand
Molecular phylogeny reveals independent origins of body scales in Entomobryidae (Hexapoda: Collembola).
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A revision of the family Entomobryidae on molecular and morphological basis is clearly needed after analyses of ancestral character state reconstruction indicate that the presence of body scales have evolved independently at least five times, with a loss of scales occurring independent at least twice. Expand
Current use of and future needs for soil invertebrate functional traits in community ecology
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The literature suggests that trait-based approaches have not been reliable over eco-regions, but current work gives some insights into which traits might be more useful than others to respond to a particular kind of environmental change. Expand
Cryptic Diversity in the Ubiquist Species Parisotoma notabilis (Collembola, Isotomidae): A Long-Used Chimeric Species?
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The sequencing of the barcoding fragment for several populations throughout Europe and North America revealed four distinct genetic lineages, and the species name was successfully assigned to one of these lineages. Expand
Nucleotide Composition of CO1 Sequences in Chelicerata (Arthropoda): Detecting New Mitogenomic Rearrangements
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The results indicate that these two orders are more liable to fix mutations of all types, including base substitutions, indels, and genomic rearrangements. Expand
Systematic revision of Entomobryidae (Collembola) by integrating molecular and new morphological evidence
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This study greatly improves the understanding of primary and secondary characters and erects the fundamental framework for the taxonomy of Entomobryidae. Expand
Barcoding the Collembola of Churchill: a molecular taxonomic reassessment of species diversity in a sub‐Arctic area
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The systematic barcoding campaign at Churchill revealed a diverse collembolan fauna consisting of 97 species‐level MOTUs in six types of habitats, far higher than prior records for Arctic Canada and could lead to reconsider the actual diversity of the group in Arctic environments. Expand
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