Project 742: C. Fišer, P. Trontelj, B. Sket. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of the Niphargus orcinus species-aggregate (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Niphargidae) with description of new taxa. Journal of Natural History. 40 (41-43):2265-2315.
Specimen: Niphargus aquilex (unvouchered)

Abstract

The Niphargus orcinus aggregate, also “subgenus Orniphargus” of the genus Niphargus, is a widely distributed assemblage of large-bodied amphipods. Although it comprises the most prominent European groundwater animals, its phylogeny has not yet been scrutinized and its monophyly has never been tested. In this study, 30 putative “Orniphargus” taxa and 14 other Niphargus and outgroup species were examined cladistically using a matrix of 71 morphological characters. The strict consensus tree constructed of 34 equally parsimonious trees demonstrated that “Orniphargus” does not constitute a monophylum. Most of the species were divided into two large clades. Both clades contain species from the western Balkans (mainly the Dinaric Karst) with partly overlapping ranges. Niphargus croaticus pachytelson and N. orcinus redenseki are elevated to species rank. Four new species are described: N. dolichopus sp. n., N. polymorphus sp. n., N. dabarensis sp. n. (all Bosnia and Herzegovina) and N. lourensis sp. n. (Greece).


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P742, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P742
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    [1] Gammarus
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    [2] Niphargus hvarensis mlini
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    [3] Niphargus orcinus
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    [4] Niphargus longiflagellum
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    [5] Niphargus pachytelson
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    [6] Niphargus steueri
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    [7] Niphargus subtypicus
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    [8] Niphargus kolombatovici
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    [9] Niphargus liburnicus
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    [10] Niphargus rejici
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    [11] Niphargus jadranko
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    [12] Niphargus balcanicus
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    [13] Niphargus dolichopus
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    [14] Niphargus croaticus
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    [15] Niphargus redenseki
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    [16] Niphargus arbiter
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    [17] Niphargus arbiter krk
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    [18] Niphargus dabarensis
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    [19] Niphargus salonitanus
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    [20] Niphargus vjetrenicensis
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    [21] Niphargus bilecanus
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    [22] Niphargus lunaris
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    [23] Niphargus trullipes
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    [24] Niphargus hercegovinensis
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    [25] Niphargus zavalanus
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    [26] Niphargus lourensis
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    [27] Niphargus hebereri
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    [28] Niphargus polymorphus
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    [29] Niphargus hvarensis
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    [30] Niphargus miljeticus
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    [31] Niphargus podgoricensis
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    [32] Niphargus stenopus
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    [33] Niphargus costozzae
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    [34] Niphargus dalmatinus
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    [35] Niphargus elegans
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    [36] Niphargus krameri
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    [37] Niphargus spinulifemur
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    [38] Niphargus valachicus
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    [39] Niphargus aquilex
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    [40] Niphargus schellenbergi
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    [41] Niphargus skopljensis
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    [42] Niphargus stefanellii
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    [43] Niphargus virei
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    [44] Niphargus longidactylus
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    [45] Niphargus sanctinaumi
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    [46] Niphargus pectinicauda
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