An updated phylogeny of Anisoptera including formal convergence analysis of morphological characters

  title={An updated phylogeny of Anisoptera including formal convergence analysis of morphological characters},
  author={Alexander Blanke and Carola Greve and Rajmund Mokso and Felix Beckmann and Bernhard Misof},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
Family interrelationships among Anisoptera (dragonflies) are unresolved. Molecular markers applied thus far have not been particularly useful for resolving relationships at the family level. Previous morphological studies have depended heavily on characters of wing venation and articulation which are believed to display considerable degrees of homoplasy due to adaptations to different flight modes. Here, we present a comprehensive anatomical dataset of the head morphology of Anisoptera focusing… 
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