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A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Beetles Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of a Superradiation
Beetles represent almost one-fourth of all described species, and knowledge about their relationships and evolution adds to our understanding of biodiversity. We performed a comprehensive… Expand
Molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography, and divergence time estimates for swallowtail butterflies of the genus Papilio (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).
Swallowtail butterflies are recognized as model organisms in ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and conservation biology but present numerous unresolved phylogenetic problems. We inferred… Expand
The current state of insect molecular systematics: a thriving Tower of Babel.
Insect molecular systematics has undergone remarkable recent growth. Advances in methods of data generation and analysis have led to the accumulation of large amounts of DNA sequence data from most… Expand
The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
Here we present a phylogeny of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representing… Expand
Phylogeny and evolution of Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia: forest litter as a stepping stone for diversification of nonphytophagous beetles
The beetle series Staphyliniformia exhibits extraordinary taxonomic, ecological and morphological diversity. To gain further insight into staphyliniform relationships and evolution, we reconstructed… Expand
Papilio phylogeny based on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I and II genes.
Butterflies of the genus Papilio have served as the basis for numerous studies in insect physiology, genetics, and ecology. However, phylogenetic work on relationships among major lineages in the… Expand
A partitioned likelihood analysis of swallowtail butterfly phylogeny (Lepidoptera:Papilionidae).
- M. S. Caterino, R. D. Reed, M. M. Kuo, F. Sperling
- Medicine, Biology
- Systematic biology
- 1 February 2001
Although it is widely agreed that data from multiple sources are necessary to confidently resolve phylogenetic relationships, procedures for accommodating and incorporating heterogeneity in such data… Expand
Basal relationships of Coleoptera inferred from 18S rDNA sequences
The basal relationships of the hyperdiverse insect order Coleoptera (beetles) have proven difficult to resolve. Examination of beetle suborder relationships using 18S ribosomal DNA reveals a… Expand
On the constitution and phylogeny of Staphyliniformia (Insecta: Coleoptera).
- M. S. Caterino, T. Hunt, A. Vogler
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 March 2005
The Staphyliniformia is one of the most diverse lineages of Coleoptera, with representatives occupying every conceivable non-marine niche. Phylogenetic relationships among its varied families and… Expand
The phylogeny of the Histeroidea (Coleoptera: Staphyliniformia)
For its size (ca. 4000 species) the Histeridae is one of the most ecologically and morphologically diverse families of beetles. Its mostly predaceous members occupy a wide variety of habitats for… Expand