LeptoceroideaKarl Kjer and Roger J. Blahnik
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IntroductionWeaver (1984) subdivided the Brevitentoria into 2 superfamilies, Leptoceroidea and Sericostomatoidea.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe monophyly of "Leptoceroidea" has not been supported in recent combined data analyses, but neither can it be strongly rejected. A combined Bayesian analysis of nuclear rRNA, EF1alpha, and COI data supported Leptoceroidea, with a moderate posterior probability (78%; Kjer et al., 2001), as did a weighted parsimony analysis (Kjer et al., 2002). However, a combined parsimony analysis of the same data, plus morphology showed the group in paraphyly (Kjer et al., 2001; 2002). The most comprehensive analysis of these data (Holzenthal et al., 2007) recovered a paraphyletic "Leptoceroidea", however, the node that rendered the group paraphyletic were not strongly supported.
Holzenthal R.W., Blahnik, R.J., Prather, A.L., and Kjer K.M. 2007a. Order Trichoptera Kirby 1813 (Insecta), Caddisflies. In: Zhang, Z.-Q., and Shear, W.A. (Eds). 2007 Linneaus Tercentenary: Progress in Invertebrate Taxonomy. Zootaxa. 1668:639–698.
Holzenthal R.W., Blahnik, R.J., Kjer K.M and Prather, A.L. 2007b. An update on the phylogeny of Caddisflies (Trichoptera). Proceedings of the XIIth International Symposium on Trichoptera. Bueno-Soria, R. Barba-Alvearz and B. Armitage (Eds). Pp. 143-153. The Caddis Press.
Kjer, K.M., Blahnik, R.J. & Holzenthal, R.W. (2001) Phylogeny of Trichoptera (caddisflies): characterization of signal and noise within multiple datasets. Systematic Biology, 50, 781–816.
Kjer, K.M., Blahnik, R.J. & Holzenthal, R.W. (2002) Phylogeny of caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera). Zoologica Scripta, 31, 83–91.
Weaver, J.S., III. (1984) The evolution and classification of Trichoptera. Part I: the groundplan of Trichoptera. In: Morse, J.C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Trichoptera. Dr. W. Junk, The Hague, pp. 413–419.
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Roger J. Blahnik
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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