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A first cladistic analysis of Antarctoperlinae (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae) and a new micropterous species from Patagonia

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Pessacq, Pablo [1] ; Duarte, Tacio [2] ; Epele, Luis B. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Consejo Nacl Invest Cient & Tecn, UNPATA, Ctr Invest Esquel Montana & Estepa Patagon, Roca 780, RA-9200 Esquel, Chubut - Argentina
[2] Univ Fed Rondonopolis, Inst Ciencias Exatas & Nat, Dept Biol, Av Estudantes 5055, Cidade Univ, BR-78736900 Rondonopolis - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY; v. 190, n. 3, p. 771-787, NOV 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Gripopterygidae is a diverse family of stoneflies, Plecoptera, distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. It has been traditionally divided into five subfamilies, but the monophyly of most of these is not supported by molecular the more comprehensive molecular analysis of the order. To test the monophyly of Antarctoperlinae, and to establish the phylogenetic position of a new Gripopterygidae species, we performed a morphological cladistic analysis including 38 morphological characters and 27 terminal taxa, with representatives of the four subfamilies present in South America and three Austroperlidae. Based on published information, we rooted the tree with Penturoperla barbata, Austroperlidae. As a result, Antarctoperlinae was recovered as polyphyletic, with Vesicaperla kuscheli and Plegoperla punctata, two members of the subfamily, placed outside the Glade that includes the nine remaining genera of Antarctoperlinae. Vesicaperla also falls outside the family in previous molecular analysis. Based on this evidence, it should not be placed in Antarctoperlinae. Plegoperla punctata, known only from the type series, possesses many missing entries in our data matrix. Based on this, it seems convenient to maintain its subfamilial placement. In the tree obtained, the potential new species nests together with Pehuenioperla llaima . We thus accept it as a member of Pehuenioperla and describe it as P. microptera sp. nov. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/22213-4 - Revision on Neotropical Gripopteryginae (Insecta: Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae)
Grantee:Tácio Vitor Duarte Simões
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/11580-3 - Systematic of Paragripopteryx enderlein, 1909 (Plecptera: Gripopterygidae): review and phylogeny
Grantee:Tácio Vitor Duarte Simões
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate