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How 'Gondwanan' is Riethia? Molecular phylogenetics elucidates the mode and tempo of diversification in Austro-Pacific Chironominae (Diptera)

Krosch, M.; Herold, Nicholas; Thornhill, Andrew H.; Cranston, Peter

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Riethia Kieffer, a genus of the non-biting midge subfamily Chironominae (Diptera: Chironomidae) is distributed in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and South America. This austral distribution could be due to earth history (vicariance) or from Southern Hemisphere dispersal(s). We obtained samples from each area, most intensively from throughout Australia. We included putative sister genus Pseudochironomus Malloch, many genera from tribe Tanytarsini, enigmatic taxa in Chironomini and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-04-24
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/224126
Source: Invertebrate Systematics
DOI: 10.1071/IS19053

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