Insights into the molecular phylogeny of Rhaphidophoridae, an ancient, worldwide lineage of Orthoptera.

  title={Insights into the molecular phylogeny of Rhaphidophoridae, an ancient, worldwide lineage of Orthoptera.},
  author={Giuliana Allegrucci and Valerio Sbordoni},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
We investigated the molecular phylogenetic divergence and historical biogeography of cave crickets belonging to the family Rhaphidophoridae (Orthoptera, Ensifera). We used taxa representative of most of the regions embraced by the family, considering samples of Macropathinae from Gondwana land (i.e., Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America); Aemodogryllinae and Rhaphidophorinae from Southern-eastern Asia (i.e., India, Bhutan, China, Philippines and the Sulawesi islands… 
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