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Congruence between larval ventromental plate ultrastructure and immature morphology in Yama Sublette & Martin and some Oceanian species of Chironomus Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae)

Webb, Charles J., Cranston, P. S. and Martin, Jon (1989). Congruence between larval ventromental plate ultrastructure and immature morphology in Yama Sublette & Martin and some Oceanian species of Chironomus Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society,97(1):81-100.

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Title Congruence between larval ventromental plate ultrastructure and immature morphology in Yama Sublette & Martin and some Oceanian species of Chironomus Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae)
Author Webb, Charles J.
Cranston, P. S.
Martin, Jon
Journal Name Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Publication Date 1989
Volume Number 97
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0024-4082   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-45349111838
Start Page 81
End Page 100
Total Pages 20
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Field of Research 0608 - Zoology
Abstract The morphology of the larval ventromental plates of Y. tahitiensis Sublette & Martin and four Oceanian species of Chironomus Meigen, C. hawaiiensis Grimshaw, C. javanus Kieffer, C. magnivalva Kieffer and C. samoensis Edwards, has been studied by scanning electron micrography. Data on ventromental plate ultrastructure are used in phenetic and cladistic analyses of the relationships of Y. tahitiensis and the Oceanian Chironomus to other species in Chironomus and additional genera. The results of these analyses support the current generic status of Y. tahitiensis but indicate that Yama is less closely related to Chironomus than previously supposed, a finding that is supported by a reexamination of 'traditional' morphological features.
Keywords cladistics
Fly larvae
phenetics
SEM
taxonomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1989.tb00555.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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