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dc.contributor.authorFernández, Rosaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiribet, Gonzaloen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-04T18:15:17Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationFernández, Rosa, and Gonzalo Giribet. 2015. “Unnoticed in the tropics: phylogenomic resolution of the poorly known arachnid order Ricinulei (Arachnida).” Royal Society Open Science 2 (6): 150065. doi:10.1098/rsos.150065. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150065.en
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:23845335
dc.description.abstractRicinulei are among the most obscure and cryptic arachnid orders, constituting a micro-diverse group with extreme endemism. The 76 extant species described to date are grouped in three genera: Ricinoides, from tropical Western and Central Africa, and the two Neotropical genera Cryptocellus and Pseudocellus. Until now, a single molecular phylogeny of Ricinulei has been published, recovering the African Ricinoides as the sister group of the American Pseudocellus and providing evidence for the diversification of the order pre-dating the fragmentation of Gondwana. Here, we present, to our knowledge, the first phylogenomic study of this neglected arachnid order based on data from five transcriptomes obtained from the five major mitochondrial lineages of Ricinulei. Our results, based on up to more than 2000 genes, strongly support a clade containing Pseudocellus and Cryptocellus, constituting the American group of Ricinulei, with the African Ricinoides nesting outside. Our dating of the diversification of the African and American clades using a 76 gene data matrix with 90% gene occupancy indicates that this arachnid lineage was distributed in the South American, North American and African plates of Gondwana and that its diversification is concordant with a biogeographic scenario (both for pattern and tempo) of Gondwanan vicariance.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe Royal Society Publishingen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1098/rsos.150065en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4632547/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
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dc.subjecttranscriptomicsen
dc.subjectvicarianceen
dc.subjectGondwanaen
dc.titleUnnoticed in the tropics: phylogenomic resolution of the poorly known arachnid order Ricinulei (Arachnida)en
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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dc.relation.journalRoyal Society Open Scienceen
dash.depositing.authorGiribet, Gonzaloen_US
dc.date.available2015-12-04T18:15:17Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsos.150065*
dash.contributor.affiliatedGiribet, Gonzalo


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