The systematic position of Aspidytidae, the diversification of Dytiscoidea (Coleoptera, Adephaga) and the phylogenetic signal of third codon positions

@article{Balke2005TheSP,
  title={The systematic position of Aspidytidae, the diversification of Dytiscoidea (Coleoptera, Adephaga) and the phylogenetic signal of third codon positions},
  author={M. Balke and I. Ribera and R. Beutel},
  journal={Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={223-242}
}
Characters of the newly discovered larvae of the South African Cliff Water Beetle Aspidytes niobe were examined and integrated into a data matrix including all families of Dytiscoidea as well as Haliplidae. Fifty-three morphological characters of adults and larvae were analysed separately and combined with molecular data from six nuclear and mitochondrial genes. The phylogeny of the group is reconstructed for the study of the evolution of swimming behaviour and larval feeding habits, as well as… Expand

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