Project 3757: A.-S. Ganske, V. Vahtera, L. Dányi, G. D. Edgecombe, N. Akkari. 2021. Phylogeny of Lithobiidae Newport, 1844, with emphasis on the megadiverse genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). Cladistics. 37:162-184.
Specimen: Arenobius manegitus (NHMW/9408)
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Abstract

Phylogenetic analyses based on molecular and morphological data were conducted to shed light on relationships within the mostly Palearctic/Oriental centipede family Lithobiidae, with a particular focus on the Palearctic genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Lithobiidae, Lithobiomorpha), which contains more than 500 species and subspecies. Previous studies based on morphological data resolved Lithobius as non-monophyletic, but molecular-based phylogenetic analyses have until now sampled few species. To elucidate species interrelationships of the genus, test the validity of its classification into subgenera, and infer its relationships to other Lithobiidae, we obtained molecular data (nuclear markers: 18S rRNA, 28S rRNA; mitochondrial markers: 16S rRNA, COI) and 61 morphological characters for 44 species of Lithobius representing four of its eight subgenera and nine other representatives of Lithobiidae. The data were phylogenetically analyzed using maximum likelihood, parsimony and Bayesian inference. This study suggests that (i) a close relationship between L. giganteus and the pterygotergine Disphaerobius loricatus highlighted in recent morphological analyses is also strongly supported by molecular data, and Pterygoterginae is formally synonymized with Lithobiinae; (ii) the Oriental/Australian genus Australobius is consistently resolved as sister group to all other sampled Lithobiidae by the molecular and combined data; (iii) the subfamily Ethopolyinae may be paraphyletic; (iv) the genus Lithobius is non-monophyletic; (v) the subgenera Lithobius, Sigibius and Monotarsobius are non-monophyletic and should not be used in future taxonomic studies; (vi) there are instances of cryptic species and cases in which subspecies should be elevated to full species status, as identified for some European taxa within Lithobius.


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Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cla.12431

Project DOI: 10.7934/P3757, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P3757
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    Authors' Institutions

    • Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest

    • Natural History Museum, London

    • University of Turku

    • University of Vienna

    • Natural History Museum, Vienna (Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien)



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    Anne-Sarah Ganske
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    Nesrine Akkari
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    László Dányi
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    Greg Edgecombe
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    Varpu Vahtera
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    [1] Scutigera coleoptrata
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    [2] Anopsobius neozelanicus
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    [3] Dichelobius flavens
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    [4] Henicops dentatus
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    [5] Lamyctes africanus
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    [6] Paralamyctes validus
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    [7] Arenobius manegitus
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    [8] Australobius scabrior
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    [9] Bothropolys multidentatus
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    [10] Disphaerobius loricatus
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    [11] Ethopolys xanti
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    [12] Eupolybothrus fasciatus
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    [13] Eupolybothrus grossipes
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    [14] Harpolithobius anodus
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    [15] Sozibius tuobukus
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    [16] Lithobius (ezembius) giganteus
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    [18] Lithobius (lithobius) atkinsoni
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    [19] Lithobius (lithobius) borealis
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    [22] Lithobius (lithobius) dentatus
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    [23] Lithobius (lithobius) erythrocephalus
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    [24] Lithobius (lithobius) forficatus
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    [30] Lithobius (lithobius) macilentus
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    [31] Lithobius (lithobius) melanops
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    [32] Lithobius (lithobius) mutabilis
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    [33] Lithobius (lithobius) muticus
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    [34] Lithobius (lithobius) nodulipes
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    [36] Lithobius (lithobius) pelidnus
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    [39] Lithobius (lithobius) pilicornis
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    [42] Lithobius (lithobius) silvivagus
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    [43] Lithobius (lithobius) stygius
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    [48] Lithobius (lithobius) variegatus
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    [50] Lithobius (lithobius) viriatus
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    [53] Lithobius (monotarsobius) crassipes
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    [57] Lithobius (sigibius) burzenlandicus
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