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Molecular phylogeny of the endemic East African flightless grasshoppers Altiusambilla Jago, Usambilla (Sjöstedt) and Rhainopomma Jago (Orthoptera: Acridoidea: Lentulidae)

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Schultz, Oliver ; Hemp, Claudia ; Hemp, Andreas ; Wägele, Wolfgang:
Molecular phylogeny of the endemic East African flightless grasshoppers Altiusambilla Jago, Usambilla (Sjöstedt) and Rhainopomma Jago (Orthoptera: Acridoidea: Lentulidae).
In: Systematic Entomology. Vol. 32 (2007) Issue 4 . - 712 -719.
ISSN 1365-3113
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3113.2007.00395.x

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A molecular phylogeny of endemic flightless grasshoppers is presented for the three Lentulidae genera Altiusambilla Jago, 1981, Usambilla Sjöstedt, 1909 and Rhainopomma Jago, 1981 based on DNA sequences (16S rRNA locus). Parsimony, distance and likelihood reconstructions were performed using different assumptions on sequence evolution. The generated phylogenies agree in almost all parts of the calculated trees and support the monophyly of the observed genera. It was shown that Usambilla and Rhainopomma are more closely related to each other, Altiusambilla being a separate clade. However, the investigated East African lentulid genera are clearly separated from South African taxa, underlining the monophyly of East African genera. Usambilla olivacea is re-established. Populations of Rhainopomma montanum from the Taita Hills of Kenya and from the West Usambara mountains of Tanzania are two separate species not closely related to each other. Rhainopomma samples from the North Pare mountains of Tanzania belong to a hitherto undescribed species.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER54249
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology II - Evolutionary Animal Ecology
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 06:09
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 14:24
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/15524