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dc.contributor.authorFernández, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorVélez, Sebastián
dc.contributor.authorGiribet, Gonzalo
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T17:38:15Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2015-01-22T13:34:00-05:00
dc.identifier.citationFernández, Rosa, Sebastián Vélez, and Gonzalo Giribet. 2014. “Linking Genetic Diversity and Morphological Disparity: Biodiversity Assessment of a Highly Unexplored Family of Harvestmen (Arachnida : Opiliones : Neopilionidae) in New Zealand.” Invertebrate Systematics 28, no. 6: 590-604.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1445-5226en_US
dc.identifier.issn1447-2600en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:27755286
dc.description.abstractIn Opiliones, one of the largest orders within the class Arachnida, with more than 6000 described species, sexual dimorphism can be widespread and exaggerated. This great variety of forms of gender-based dimorphism suggests that sexual selection may play an important role in the diversification of some lineages. It also impacts species identification, assignment of females to described species and biodiversity assessments. Here we use DNA-sequence-based species discovery methods (the Poisson Tree Processes model with Bayesian support values, bPTP, and the Generalized Mixed Yule–Coalescent approach, GMYC, accounting for phylogenetic uncertainty) to shed light on the morphological disparity displayed in several species of neopilionid harvestmen from New Zealand. Both species delimitation analyses recovered many clades that coincide with our prior assignment of morphospecies, based solely on males, and allowed us to assign females and juveniles to these species as well as to identify putative new species and to assign some unidentified species to genera. Several genetic species, particularly Forsteropsalis inconstans and Pantopsalis cheliceroides-listeri, showed complex morphological disparity in the size and shape of the male chelicerae, but also in the general size and coloration patterns of the males. The systematic implications of our results and a possible ecological explanation for the exaggerated traits are discussed. Following our findings, the following taxonomic action is taken: Forsteropsalis nigra is considered a junior synonym of F. inconstans (new synonymy).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1071/is14029en_US
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dc.subjectEnantiobuninaeen_US
dc.subjectspecies delimitationen_US
dc.subjectPantopsalisen_US
dc.subjectForsteropsalisen_US
dc.subjectMegalopsalisen_US
dc.subjectMangatangien_US
dc.titleLinking Genetic Diversity and Morphological Disparity: Biodiversity Assessment of a Highly Unexplored Family of Harvestmen (Arachnida : Opiliones : Neopilionidae) in New Zealanden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2015-01-22T18:34:01Z
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.rights.holderRosa Fenandez, Sebastian Velez, Gonzalo Giribet
dc.relation.journalInvertebrate Systematicsen_US
dash.depositing.authorGiribet, Gonzalo
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dc.identifier.doi10.1071/is14029*
workflow.legacycommentsoap.needman (MM) Giribet emailed 2016-05-17 MM Giribet requested dark depositen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedGiribet, Gonzalo


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