A molecular phylogeny of fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera): origins and host associations

@article{Whiting2008AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogeny of fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera): origins and host associations},
  author={M. Whiting and Alison S. Whiting and M. W. Hastriter and K. Dittmar},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2008},
  volume={24}
}
  • M. Whiting, Alison S. Whiting, +1 author K. Dittmar
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Cladistics
  • Siphonaptera (fleas) is a highly specialized order of holometabolous insects comprising ∼2500 species placed in 16 families. [...] Key Method We present the first formal analysis of flea relationships based on a molecular matrix of four loci (18S ribosomal DNA, 28S ribosomal DNA, Cytochrome Oxidase II, and Elongation Factor 1-alpha) for 128 flea taxa from around the world representing 16 families, 25 subfamilies, 26 tribes, and 83 flea genera with eight outgroups.Expand Abstract
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