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

Show simple item record 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 2021-05-31T15:46:04Z 2021-05-31T15:46:04Z 2021-09
dc.identifier.citation 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 .
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dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.subject 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
dc.subject Lepidoptera
dc.subject polyphagyPolyphagy
dc.subject female flightlessness
dc.subject boarmiines
dc.subject Cleora
dc.subject Biston
dc.subject BAMM
dc.subject BioGeoBEARS
dc.subject TRADE-OFF
dc.subject LEPIDOPTERA
dc.subject EVOLUTION
dc.subject LIFE
dc.subject BUTTERFLIES
dc.subject DISPERSAL
dc.subject ORIGIN
dc.subject SYSTEMATICS
dc.title Molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography and diversification patterns of a diverse group of moths (Geometridae: Boarmiini) en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Finnish Museum of Natural History
dc.contributor.organization Zoology
dc.contributor.organization Biosciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 1055-7903
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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