Mitochondrial phylogenomics illuminates the evolutionary history of Neuropterida

  title={Mitochondrial phylogenomics illuminates the evolutionary history of Neuropterida},
  author={Yuyu Wang and Xingyue Liu and Ivonne J. Garz{\'o}n‐Ordu{\~n}a and Shaun L. Winterton and Yan Yan and Ulrike Asp{\"o}ck and Horst Asp{\"o}ck and Ding Yang},
Neuroptera (lacewings) and allied orders Megaloptera (dobsonflies, alderflies) and Raphidioptera (snakeflies) are predatory insects and together make up the clade Neuropterida. The higher‐level relationships within Neuropterida have historically been widely disputed with multiple competing hypotheses. Moreover, the evolution of important biological innovations among various Neuropterida families, such as the origin, timing and direction of transitions between aquatic and terrestrial habitats of… 

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