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Phylogeny in cryptic weevils: molecules, morphology and new genera of western Palaearctic Cryptorhynchinae (Coleoptera : Curculionidae)
The results of this study show the need for molecular tools within this morphologically cryptic group of weevils and provide a scaffold based on which genus assignment can be tested. Expand
Exploring diversity in cryptorhynchine weevils (Coleoptera) using distance-, character- and tree-based species delineation.
The initially low match between morphospecies and the different molecular species delineation methods in this case study shows the necessity of combining the output of various methods in an integrative approach. Expand
Molecular phylogeny in endemic weevils: revision of the genera of Macaronesian Cryptorhynchinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
The hypothesis that the evolution of the species in the new genera (of which most group into a ‘Macaronesian clade’) began in the comparatively arid succulent bush zone is advocated, suggesting that the Canarian and Madeiran archipelagos were colonized by Cryptorhynchinae at least seven times from the continent but saw only one considerable adaptive radiation. Expand
Biota from the coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores, Portugal): Part 1 - Arthropods
The objective of the study was to perform a rapid biodiversity assessment, comparing the three sites in two different years, before and after the implementation of several conservation measures, including new taxa for Terceira island and new records for Azores. Expand
Integrative Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and New Species of the Weevil Genus Onyxacalles Stüben (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae)
A molecular phylogeny of the western Palearctic weevil genus Onyxacalles Stuben, 1999 is presented, combining two mitochondrial genes (COI and 16S) in a Bayesian analysis and the interaction between morphology and molecular analysis is illustrated. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Echinodera and Ruteria (Coleoptera : Curculionidae : Cryptorhynchinae) and the parallel speciation of Canary Island weevils along replicate environmental gradients
A molecular phylogeny for the western Palaearctic weevil genus Echinodera Wollaston, 1863 and the former genus Ruteria Roudier, 1954 is presented, combining two mitochondrial genes (CO1 and 16S) in aExpand
Molecular systematics and morphological identification of the cryptic species of the genus Acalles Schoenherr, 1825, with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae).
The morphological and molecular analysis for the New World Acalles show that none of the species from the United States actually belong to the genus AcAlles or one of the other genera of Western Palaearctic Cryptorhynchinae. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the weevil genus Kyklioacalles Stüben, with descriptions of a new subgenus Glaberacalles and two new species (Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae)
A molecular phylogeny of the western Palearctic weevil genus Kyklioacalles Stuben, 1999 is presented, combining two mitochondrial genes (CO1 and 16S) in a Bayesian analysis. Based on molecular data,Expand
Molecular phylogeny in 'nano-weevils': description of a new subgenus Nanoacalles and two new species of Calacalles from the Macaronesian Islands (Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae)
A molecular phylogeny for the eastern Atlantic weevil genus Calacalles Peyerimhoff, 1925 is presented, using two mitochondrial genes (CO1 and 16S). Based on a phylogenetic (Bayesian) analysis, weExpand
Molecular phylogeny of the weevil genus Dichromacalles Stuben (Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae) and description of a new species.
The putative ancestor of the currently known extant Dichromacalles species is pointed out that initiated the unique radiation within the species of the formerly Acalles s.l. on the Canary Islands around 10 to 20 million years ago. Expand