Affinities of the Canthonini dung beetles of the Eastern Arc mountains

Show simple item record Mlambo, Sukoluhle Sole, Catherine L. Scholtz, Clarke H. 2014-07-07T06:53:27Z 2014-07-07T06:53:27Z 2014-03
dc.description.abstract The Eastern Arc Mountains (EAM) consist of 13 separate mountain blocks running from southern Kenya through eastern Tanzania in an arc shape. Organisms occurring in the forests of these mountains are known for their high levels of endemism. Some of these organisms have their closest relatives in distant geographic regions. In this study, molecular phylogenetic methods, based on partial sequences of one nuclear (28S) and two mitochondrial (COI and 16S) genes, are used to determine the relationships of three Scarabaeinae genera (tribe Canthonini) endemic to the EAM. Janssensantus and Tanzanolus are found to have a sister relationship within a lineage of south-eastern African genera, while Madaphacosoma’s closest ties are with Oriental and Madagascan taxa Ochicanthon and Epactoides, respectively. Divergence time estimates suggest a Miocene origin for the ancestral lineages of the three genera with Janssensantus and Tanzanolus separating in the Pleistocene. Our results provide evidence for a Madagascan origin for the EAM genera. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mlambo, S, Sole, CL & Scholtz, CH 2014, 'Affinities of the Canthonini dung beetles of the Eastern Arc mountains', Organisms Diversity and Evolution, vol. 14, no.1, pp. 115-120. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1439-6092 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1618-1077 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s13127-013-0158-y
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.rights © Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik 2013. The original publication is available at : en_US
dc.subject Eastern Arc Mountains (EAM) en_US
dc.subject Canthonini dung beetles en_US
dc.subject Madagascar en_US
dc.subject Oriental en_US
dc.subject Endemic en_US
dc.subject Phylogenetic en_US
dc.title Affinities of the Canthonini dung beetles of the Eastern Arc mountains en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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