Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysis.

@article{Whitfield2008AncientRR,
  title={Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysis.},
  author={James B. Whitfield and Karl M Kjer},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53},
  pages={449-72}
}
Phylogenies of major groups of insects based on both morphological and molecular data have sometimes been contentious, often lacking the data to distinguish between alternative views of relationships. This paucity of data is often due to real biological and historical causes, such as shortness of time spans between divergences for evolution to occur and long time spans after divergences for subsequent evolutionary changes to obscure the earlier ones. Another reason for difficulty in resolving… CONTINUE READING