0966 Evolution and biogeography of a newly described genus Neophylidorea (Diptera: Tipuliodea)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 3:11 PM
Room 102, First Floor (Convention Center)
Jessica D. Petersen , Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Salem, VA
Gregory Courtney , Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Irby Lovette , Fuller Evolutionary Biology Lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The diversity of crane flies is enormous, representing nearly 10% of all Diptera. Neophylidorea, a new genus described from this project, will be used as a case study to investigate the drivers of speciation in crane flies. Here, we provide a solid taxonomic framework of operationally defined species of Neophylidorea using morphological and molecular data. A combined morphological and molecular phylogeny at the generic level is presented as well as a biogeographic history of the group through use of ecological niche modeling.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.43347