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Scalercio, S., Infusino, M., Huemer, P., & Mutanen, M. (2021). Pruning the Barcode Index Numbers tree: Morphological and genetic evidence clarifies species boundaries in the Eupithecia conterminata complex (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 59, 1962– 1981. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12568

Pruning the barcode index numbers tree : morphological and genetic evidence clarifies species boundaries in the Eupithecia conterminata complex (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe

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Author: Scalercio, Stefano1; Infusino, Marco1; Huemer, Peter2;
Organizations: 1Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia Agraria, Centro di Ricerca Foreste e Legno, Rende, Italy
2Tiroler Landesmuseen Betriebsges.m.b.H., Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen, Hall, Austria
3Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022122072852
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-12-20
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Abstract

The Barcode Index Numbers (BINs) are operational species units based on patterns of COI divergences that in most cases correspond to species. It has been repeatedly observed that more than one BIN can be found under the same species name particularly when large geographic scales are considered. One such case concerns Eupithecia conterminata, a species widespread in North European countries and restricted to mountainous regions in the rest of the continent, for which five BINs are found in Europe. In order to solve the question concerning the taxonomic status of these BINs and European populations, we employed an integrated approach by combining classical morphological traits (genitalia and wing markings) with those of molecular data, the latter involving both mitochondrial and nuclear genes. This approach allowed us to recognize two valid species in Europe, E. conterminata, currently known only in Fennoscandia, Baltic countries and Russia, and Eupithecia manniaria sp. rev., with distribution covering Central and South European countries. We furthermore synonymized Eupithecia pindosata syn. nov. from Greece with E. manniaria. The European range of these species and their mitochondrial diversity appear to be coherent with biogeographical histories of their foodplants Picea abies and Abies species.

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Series: Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research
ISSN: 0947-5745
ISSN-E: 1439-0469
ISSN-L: 0947-5745
Volume: 59
Issue: 8
Pages: 1962 - 1981
DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12568
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/jzs.12568
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
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Funding: Sila National Park; University and Research Department of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano; Academy of Finland, Grant/Award Number: #314702; European Regional Development Fund, Grant/Award Number: PON03PE_00024_1
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 314702
Detailed Information: 314702 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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