Phylogeny of Higher Taxa in Insecta: Finding Synapomorphies in the Extant Fauna and Separating Them from Homoplasies

@article{KukalovPeck2007PhylogenyOH,
  title={Phylogeny of Higher Taxa in Insecta: Finding Synapomorphies in the Extant Fauna and Separating Them from Homoplasies},
  author={Jarmila Kukalov{\'a}-Peck},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={4-51}
}
Most currently applied systematic methods use post-groundplan character states to reconstruct phylogenies in modern higher Insecta/Arthropoda taxa. But, this approach is unable to separate synapomorphies from frequently occurring homoplasies. Conflicting, unresolved and unrealistic higher-level phylogenies result. The reasons are analyzed. A contrasting “groundplan” method, long used in Vertebrata and found to be superior in resolving higher-level phylogenies, is described. This method, as used… CONTINUE READING
19 Citations
54 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 19 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 54 references

Evolution of the insects

  • D. Grimaldi, M. S. Engel
  • 2005
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

Arthropod phylogeny and ‘‘basal’

  • J. Kukalová-Peck
  • 1998
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

Fossil history and the evolution of hexapod structures

  • J. Kukalová-Peck
  • The Insects of Australia. A textbook for students…
  • 1991
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

New Carboniferous Diplura, Monura, and Thysanura, the hexapod ground plan, and the role of thoracic lobes in the origin of wings (Insecta)

  • J. Kukalová-Peck
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology, 65, 2327–2345.
  • 1987
Highly Influential
13 Excerpts

Dermaptera hindwing structure and folding: new evidence for familial, ordinal and superordinal relationships within Neoptera (Insecta)

  • F. Haas, J. Kukalová-Peck
  • European Journal of Entomology,
  • 2001
Highly Influential
17 Excerpts

The groundplan and basal diversification of the hexapods

  • N. P. Kristensen
  • R. A. Fortey, & R. H. Thomas (Eds.), Arthropod…
  • 1998
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

The ‘‘Uniramia’

  • J. Kukalová-Peck
  • 1992
Highly Influential
13 Excerpts

Phylogeny of extant hexapods

  • N. P. Kristensen
  • The insects of Australia. A textbook for students…
  • 1991
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

Ephemeroid wing venation based upon new gigantic Carboniferous mayflies and basic morphology, phylogeny, and metamorphosis of pterygote insects (Insecta, Ephemerida)

  • J. Kukalová-Peck
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology, 63, 993–955.
  • 1985
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…