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Phylogeny of the genus Ischnura, with emphasis on the Old World taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)

Henri Dumont (UGent)
(2013) ODONATOLOGICA. 42(4). p.301-308
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COI and ITS DNA fragments were used to gain insight into the phylogenetic relationships within Ischnura. The genus is recovered as monophyletic, and the 24 species-level taxa considered (about one third of the total) suggest the existence of 2 main clades, here called the I elegans and I. pumilio groups. Each group has a core number of about 4-5 spp. while the placement of most others is not well resolved and will require further study. However, for a number of taxa, their relationship within the species group is clarified. This is true of formerly enigmatic spp. like I. aralensis, but also of I fountaineae, I. evansi, and others. I. aurora is found to be only distantly related to I. rubilio and both certainly deserve full species status and occupy disjunct geographic ranges. Ischnura nursei is confirmed as a true Ischnura. I. graellsi and I. saharensis, although closely related to I. elegans, appear to be good species.
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ODONATA, ZYGOPTERA

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Dumont, Henri. 2013. “Phylogeny of the Genus Ischnura, with Emphasis on the Old World Taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae).” Odonatologica 42 (4): 301–308.
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Dumont, Henri. (2013). Phylogeny of the genus Ischnura, with emphasis on the Old World taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). ODONATOLOGICA, 42(4), 301–308.
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Dumont H. Phylogeny of the genus Ischnura, with emphasis on the Old World taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). ODONATOLOGICA. 2013;42(4):301–8.
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Dumont, Henri. “Phylogeny of the Genus Ischnura, with Emphasis on the Old World Taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae).” ODONATOLOGICA 42.4 (2013): 301–308. Print.
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  abstract     = {COI and ITS DNA fragments were used to gain insight into the phylogenetic relationships within Ischnura. The genus is recovered as monophyletic, and the 24 species-level taxa considered (about one third of the total) suggest the existence of 2 main clades, here called the I elegans and I. pumilio groups. Each group has a core number of about 4-5 spp. while the placement of most others is not well resolved and will require further study. However, for a number of taxa, their relationship within the species group is clarified. This is true of formerly enigmatic spp. like I. aralensis, but also of I fountaineae, I. evansi, and others. I. aurora is found to be only distantly related to I. rubilio and both certainly deserve full species status and occupy disjunct geographic ranges. Ischnura nursei is confirmed as a true Ischnura. I. graellsi and I. saharensis, although closely related to I. elegans, appear to be good species.},
  author       = {Dumont, Henri},
  issn         = {0375-0183},
  journal      = {ODONATOLOGICA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {301--308},
  title        = {Phylogeny of the genus Ischnura, with emphasis on the Old World taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2013},
}

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