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dc.contributor.authorGanske, Anne‐Sarah
dc.contributor.authorVahtera, Varpu
dc.contributor.authorDányi, László
dc.contributor.authorEdgecombe, GD
dc.contributor.authorAkkari, Nesrine
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-02T11:04:16Z
dc.date.available2021-06-02T11:04:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-04
dc.identifier.citationGanske, A.-S., Vahtera, V., Dányi, L., Edgecombe, G.D. and Akkari, N. (2021), Phylogeny of Lithobiidae Newport, 1844, with emphasis on the megadiverse genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). Cladistics, 37: 162-184. https://doi.org/10.1111/cla.12431en_US
dc.identifier.issn0748-3007
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cla.12431
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622908
dc.description.abstractPhylogenetic analyses based on molecular and morphological data were conducted to shed light on relationships within the mostly Palaearctic/Oriental centipede family Lithobiidae, with a particular focus on the Palaearctic genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Lithobiidae, Lithobiomorpha), which contains >500 species and subspecies. Previous studies based on morphological data resolved Lithobius as nonmonophyletic, but molecular-based phylogenetic analyses have until now sampled few species. To elucidate species inter-relationships of the genus, test the validity of its classification into subgenera, and infer its relationships with other Lithobiidae, we obtained molecular data (nuclear markers: 18S rRNA, 28S rRNA; mitochondrial markers: 16S rRNA, COI) and 61 morphological characters for 44 species of Lithobius representing four of its eight subgenera and nine other representatives of Lithobiidae. The data were analyzed phylogenetically using maximum-likelihood, parsimony and Bayesian inference. This study suggests that (i) a close relationship between L. giganteus and the pterygotergine Disphaerobius loricatus highlighted in recent morphological analyses is also strongly supported by molecular data, and Pterygoterginae is formally synonymized with Lithobiinae; (ii) the Oriental/Australian genus Australobius is consistently resolved as sister group to all other sampled Lithobiidae by the molecular and combined data; (iii) the subfamily Ethopolyinae may be paraphyletic; (iv) the genus Lithobius is nonmonophyletic; (v) the subgenera Lithobius, Sigibius and Monotarsobius are nonmonophyletic and should not be used in future taxonomic studies; and (vi) there are instances of cryptic species and cases in which subspecies should be elevated to full species status, as identified for some European taxa within Lithobius.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.titlePhylogeny of Lithobiidae Newport, 1844, with emphasis on the megadiverse genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1096-0031
dc.identifier.journalCladisticsen_US
dc.date.updated2021-04-01T14:47:46Z
dc.identifier.volume37en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage162en_US
dc.description.nhmThis is an open access article, available to all readers online, published under a creative commons licensing (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The attached file is the published version of the article.en_US
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