Mitochondrial phylogeny of the endemic Hawaiian craneflies (Diptera, Limoniidae, Dicranomyia): implications for biogeography and species formation.

@article{Nitta2008MitochondrialPO,
  title={Mitochondrial phylogeny of the endemic Hawaiian craneflies (Diptera, Limoniidae, Dicranomyia): implications for biogeography and species formation.},
  author={Joel H Nitta and Patrick M O'Grady},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={1182-90}
}
Situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, over 3000 km from the nearest continental land mass, the Hawaiian Archipelago is the most remote island group on earth. The Hawaiian Islands are often referred to as a ‘‘conveyor belt” archipelago (Carson and Clague, 1995); as the Pacific plate moves to the northwest over a stationary hotspot, islands are formed, carried with the plate, and gradually subside at a more-or-less constant rate (Price and Clague, 2002; Ziegler, 2002). This hotspot has… CONTINUE READING

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