Global diversity of mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) in freshwater

  title={Global diversity of mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) in freshwater},
  author={Helen M. Barber-James and J. Gattolliat and M. Sartori and M. Hubbard},
  • Helen M. Barber-James, J. Gattolliat, +1 author M. Hubbard
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • The extant global Ephemeroptera fauna is represented by over 3,000 described species in 42 families and more than 400 genera. The highest generic diversity occurs in the Neotropics, with a correspondingly high species diversity, while the Palaearctic has the lowest generic diversity, but a high species diversity. Such distribution patterns may relate to how long evolutionary processes have been carrying on in isolation in a bioregion. Over an extended period, there may be extinction of species… CONTINUE READING
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