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Roy Kleukers

New insights western Italian Dolichopoda

Roy Kleukers - 18 November 2014
Example of Dolichopoda (from Greece). 
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The status of three closely related Dolichopoda taxa from northeastern Italy has been re-evaluated. Dolichopoda ligustica ligustica, D. ligustica septentrionalis and D. azami azami were studied with a morphological and molecular analysis. The research revealed that all studied populations were very homogeneous, although three geographically divided haplogroups could be recognised. This resulted in a new taxonomic arrangement: all taxa are placed under D. azami: D. a. azami, D. a. ligustica and D. a. septentrionalis


Allegrucci, G., M. Rampini, C. Di Russo, E. Lana, S. Cocchi & V. Sbordoni 2014. Phylogeography and systematics of the westernmost Italian Dolichopoda species (Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae). Zookeys 437: 1-23. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.437.7917