Recent morphological and molecular evidence has changed interpretations of ar- thropod phylogeny and evolution. Here we compare complete mitochondrial ge- nomes to show that Collembola, a wingless group traditionally considered as basal to all insects, appears instead to constitute a separate evolutionary lineage that branched much earlier than the separation of many crustaceans and insects and independently adapted to life on land. Therefore, the taxon Hexapoda, as com- monly defined to include all six-legged arthropods, is not monophyletic.

Nardi, F., Spinsanti, G., Boore, J.L., Carapelli, A., Dallai, R., Frati, F. (2003). Hexapod origins: Monophyletic or paraphyletic?. SCIENCE, 299(5614), 1887-1889 [10.1126/science.1078607].

Hexapod origins: Monophyletic or paraphyletic?

NARDI, FRANCESCO;SPINSANTI, GIACOMO;CARAPELLI, ANTONIO;DALLAI, ROMANO;FRATI, FRANCESCO
2003-01-01

Abstract

Recent morphological and molecular evidence has changed interpretations of ar- thropod phylogeny and evolution. Here we compare complete mitochondrial ge- nomes to show that Collembola, a wingless group traditionally considered as basal to all insects, appears instead to constitute a separate evolutionary lineage that branched much earlier than the separation of many crustaceans and insects and independently adapted to life on land. Therefore, the taxon Hexapoda, as com- monly defined to include all six-legged arthropods, is not monophyletic.
Nardi, F., Spinsanti, G., Boore, J.L., Carapelli, A., Dallai, R., Frati, F. (2003). Hexapod origins: Monophyletic or paraphyletic?. SCIENCE, 299(5614), 1887-1889 [10.1126/science.1078607].
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