Molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography and diversification patterns of a diverse group of moths (Geometridae: Boarmiini)

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Murillo Ramos , L D C , Chazot , N , Sihvonen , P , Õunap , E , Jiang , N , Han , H , Clarke , J T , Davis , R B , Tammaru , T & Wahlberg , N 2021 , ' Molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography and diversification patterns of a diverse group of moths (Geometridae: Boarmiini) ' , Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution , vol. 162 , 107198 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107198

Title: Molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography and diversification patterns of a diverse group of moths (Geometridae: Boarmiini)
Author: Murillo Ramos, Leidys Del Carmen; Chazot, Nicolas; Sihvonen, Pasi; Õunap, Erki; Jiang, Nan; Han, Hongxiang; Clarke, John T.; Davis, Robert B.; Tammaru, Toomas; Wahlberg, Niklas
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Zoology
University of Helsinki, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Date: 2021-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
ISSN: 1055-7903
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/330447
Abstract: Understanding how and why some groups have become more species-rich than others, and how past biogeography may have shaped their current distribution, are questions that evolutionary biologists have long attempted to answer. We investigated diversification patterns and historical biogeography of a hyperdiverse lineage of Lepidoptera, the geometrid moths, by studying its most species-rich tribe Boarmiini, which comprises ca. 200 genera and ca. known 3000 species. We inferred the evolutionary relationships of Boarmiini based on a dataset of 346 taxa, with up to eight genetic markers under a maximum likelihood approach. The monophyly of Boarmiiniis strongly supported. However, the phylogenetic position of many taxa does not agree with current taxonomy, although the monophyly of most major genera within the tribe is supported after minor adjustments. Three genera are synonymized, one new combination is proposed, and four species are placed in incertae sedis within Boarmiini. Our results support the idea of a rapid initial diversification of Boarmiini, which also implies that no major taxonomic subdivisions of the group can currently be proposed. A time-calibrated tree and biogeographical analyses suggest that boarmiines appeared in Laurasia ca. 52 Mya, followed by dispersal events throughout the Australasian, African and Neotropical regions. Most of the transcontinental dispersal events occurred in the Eocene, a period of intense geological activity and rapid climate change. Diversification analyses showed a relatively constant diversification rate for all Boarmiini, except in one clade containing the species-rich genus Cleora. The present work represents a substantial contribution towards understanding the evolutionary origin of Boarmiini moths. Our results, inevitably biased by taxon sampling, highlight the difficulties with working on species-rich groups that have not received much attention outside of Europe. Specifically, poor knowledge of the natural history of geometrids (particularly in tropical clades) limits our ability to identify key innovations underlying the diversification of boarmiines.
Subject: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
Lepidoptera
polyphagyPolyphagy
female flightlessness
boarmiines
Cleora
Biston
BAMM
BioGeoBEARS
HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY
TRADE-OFF
LEPIDOPTERA
EVOLUTION
LIFE
BUTTERFLIES
DISPERSAL
ORIGIN
PALEOGEOGRAPHY
SYSTEMATICS
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