Evolution of a sensory cluster on the legs of Opiliones (Arachnida) informs multi-level phylogenetic relationships

  title={Evolution of a sensory cluster on the legs of Opiliones (Arachnida) informs multi-level phylogenetic relationships},
  author={Guilherme Gainett and Prashant P. Sharma and Nath{\'a}lia da Silva Fernandes and Ricardo Pinto‐da‐Rocha and Gonzalo Giribet and Rodrigo H. Willemart},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
Phylogenetic relationships in Opiliones (Arachnida) at the suborder level have greatly stabilized in recent years, largely due to advances in molecular systematics. Nonetheless, identifying morphological characters in the context of well-resolved phylogenies is essential for testing new systematic hypotheses and establishing diagnostic markers. Here, we investigate with SEM a promising character system across Opiliones: the sensilla on the distalmost article of legs I and II. We identified… 
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