Phylogenetic analysis and higher classification of the tribe Mecinini ( Coleoptera : Curculionidae , Curculioninae )

@inproceedings{Caldara2008PhylogeneticAA,
  title={Phylogenetic analysis and higher classification of the tribe Mecinini ( Coleoptera : Curculionidae , Curculioninae )},
  author={Roberto Caldara},
  year={2008}
}
A phylogenetic analysis of the Mecinini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae) was performed to verify the systematic validity of this tribe, to determine its sister group, and to attempt a classification based on the inferred phylogenetic relationships of the included genera and subgenera. From the results obtained by this analysis Cionini are the sister group of Mecinini, whereas Miarini are synonymous with Mecinini. The tribe Mecinini includes the genera Mecinus GERMAR, 1821, Gymnetron… CONTINUE READING

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