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Is Clytini monophyletic? The evidence from five-gene phylogenetic analysis.
By Zamoroka, A.M.
Proceedings of the State Natural History Museum 37(37): 191-214., 2021
Cite: 2273334 with citation markup [cite:2273334]
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Zamoroka, A.M. (2021) Is Clytini monophyletic? The evidence from five-gene phylogenetic analysis. Proceedings of the State Natural History Museum 37(37): 191-214.

Abstract

Tribe Clytini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is one of the largest within the long horn beetles, having over 1500 species. Until now, the tribe was considered monophyletic, despite the fact that it combines several different morphological groups. Morphological data alone could not shed enough light on the taxonomy and phylogeny of Clytini. The data for the last decade on molecular phylogenetics have challenged the Clytini monophyletic hypothesis. In this study, I conducted a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Clytini based on the three mitochondrial genes 12S rRNA 16S rRNA COI and two nuclear genes 18S rRNA 28S rRNA. The results of the analysis with high reliability confirmed the hypothesis of polyphyly of Clytini. The tribe includes two phylogenetically different and morphologically distinct evolutionary branches, which gave me reason to conduct a taxonomic revision of Clytini. I proposed new nomenclature acts including 1 new supertribe, 1 new tribe, 4 new subtribes, 3 new genera, 4 new subgenera, 3 new statuses, 22 new combinations, 2 new synonyms. In addition, I redescribed 1 tribe and 3 genera.