Phylogenetic relationships among the Erotylidae and its placement relative to other cucujoid families is currently unresolved. In particular, the monophyly of Erotylidae
relative to Languriidae is uncertain. DNA sequence data (18S rDNA, 28S rDNA, and Histon 3 ) were obtained from exemplars of Erotylidae and multiple cucujoid outgroup taxa. Separate and combined analyses of these data were performed using multiple random addition sequences with TBR
branch swapping under a parsimony criterion. The monophly of Erotylidae was specifically tested. Molecular results were contrasted and combined with morphological data to provide a total evidence estimate of erotylid phylogeny.
Keywords: Erotylidae Phylogeny, Molecular Data
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