Project 945: R. Gregorin, A. Cirranello. 2015. PHYLOGENY OF MOLOSSIDAE GERVAIS (MAMMALIA: CHIROPTERA) INFERRED BY MORPHOLOGICAL DATA. Cladistics. 2015:1-34.
Specimen: Tadarida teniotis (unvouchered)

Abstract

Molossidae is a large (roughly 100 species) pantropically distributed clade of swift aerially insectivorous bats for which the phylogeny remains relatively unknown and little studied compared with other speciose groups of bats. We investigated phylogenetic relationships among 62 species, representing all extant molossid genera and most of the subgenera, using 102 morphological characters from the skull, dentition, postcrania, external morphology, tongue, and penis, based on direct observation and literature reports. Both parsimony and Bayesian analyses were used in phylogenetic reconstruction. Our analysis supports two main clades of molossids, both of which mingle Old World and New World taxa. One clade is comprised of Mormopterus,Platymops, Sauromys, Neoplatymops, Molossops, Cynomops, Cheiromeles, Molossus, and Promops. The other clade includes Tadarida, Otomops, Nyctinomops, Eumops, Chaerephon, and Mops. The position of Myopterus with respect to these two groups is unclear. As in other recent analyses, we find that several genera do not appear to be monophyletic (e.g. Tadarida, Chaerephon, and Molossops sensu lato). We recommend that the subgenera of Molossops sensu lato and Austronomus be recognized at the generic level. We conclude that much more data are needed to investigate lower level problems (generic monophyly and relationships within genera) and to resolve the higher-level branching pattern of the family.


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Article DOI: 10.1111/cla.12117

Project DOI: 10.7934/P945, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P945
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    Andrea Cirranello
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    [1] Antrozous pallidus
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    [2] Lasiurus cinereus
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [3] Chaerephon aloysiisabaudiae
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [4] Chaerephon ansorgei
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
    0898994002
    [5] Chaerephon bemmeleni
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
    0888895002
    [6] Chaerephon bivittatus
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [7] Chaerephon chapini
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [8] Chaerephon jobensis
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [9] Chaerephon major
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [10] Chaerephon nigeriae
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [11] Chaerephon plicatus
    Last Modified in 02/28/14
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    [12] Chaerephon pumilus
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    [13] Chaerephon russatus
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    [14] Cheiromeles
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    [15] Cynomops abrasus
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [16] Cynomops planirostris
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    [17] Eumops auripendulus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [18] Eumops bonariensis
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    [19] Eumops glaucinus
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [20] Eumops hansae
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [21] Eumops perotis
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [22] Molossops aequatorianus
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    [23] Molossops neglectus
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [24] Molossops temminckii
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    [25] Molossus molossus
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    [26] Molossus rufus
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    [27] Mops brachypterus
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    [28] Mops condylurus
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    [29] Mops congicus
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    [30] Mops demonstrator
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    [31] Mops leonis
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    [32] Mops midas
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    [33] Mops mops
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    [34] Mops nanulus
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    [35] Mops niveiventer
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    [36] Mops petersoni
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    [37] Mops spurrelli
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    [38] Mops thersites
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    [39] Mormopterus acetabulosus
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    [40] Mormopterus beccarii
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    [41] Mormopterus jugularis
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    [42] Mormopterus kalinowskii
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    [43] Mormopterus loriae
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    [44] Mormopterus phrudus
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    [45] Mormopterus planiceps
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    [46] Myopterus
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    [47] Neoplatymops
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    [48] Nyctinomops aurispinosis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [49] Nyctinomops femorosaccus
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [50] Nyctinomops laticaudatus
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    [51] Nyctinomops macrotis
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    [52] Otomops
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    [53] Platymops
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    [54] Promops centralis
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    [55] Promops nasutus
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    [56] Sauromys
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    [57] Tadarida aegyptiaca
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [58] Tadarida australis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [59] Tadarida brasiliensis
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [60] Tadarida fulminans
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [61] Tadarida kuborensis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [62] Tadarida teniotis
    Last Modified in 02/18/14
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    [63] Tadarida ventralis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [64] Tomopeas ravus
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