FLORES Gustavo Ernesto
congresos y reuniones científicas
Biodiversity and Phylogeny of Pimeliinae: preliminary findings and next steps
SMITH, A.D., K. KANDA, M. KAMINSKI, P. BOUCHARD, G.E. FLORES, G. KERGOAT, F. CONDAMINE, R. AALBU, A. LAMB, L. PURCHART
Simposio; V International Tenebrionoidea Symposium; 2018
Pimeliinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is a species-rich (8,000+ described species) worldwide subfamily of tenebrionids found primarily in deserts and other arid regions. Preliminary phylogenies for the subfamily are presented from multiple datasets, ranging from a few to hundreds of gene fragments. In particular, unusual or previously unrecognized relationships between taxa are discussed in light the resulting topologies. Plans to increase pimeliine taxon sampling and incorporate additional morphological and biogeographic datasets are discussed in relation to a recently funded international project on the subfamily.