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dc.contributor.authorBeza-Beza, Cristian F.
dc.contributor.authorBeck, James B.
dc.contributor.authorReyes-Castillo, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorJameson, Mary Liz
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-12T20:28:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-12T20:28:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-10
dc.identifier.citationBeza-Beza CF, Beck J, Reyes-Castillo P, Jameson ML (2017) Phylogeny of the genus Yumtaax Boucher (Coleoptera, Passalidae, Proculini): Taxonomic and evolutionary implications with descriptions of three new species. ZooKeys 667: 95-129en_US
dc.identifier.issn1313-2989
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000399376100006
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.667.10716
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/13146
dc.descriptionThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.description.abstractYumtaax Boucher (Coleoptera: Passalidae) is an endemic genus from the temperate sierras of Mexico and includes six narrowly distributed species. Yumtaax species have been assigned to several genera of Passalidae throughout history, and a phylogenetic approach is necessary to understand species delimitation and interspecific relationships. This study reconstructed the molecular phylogeny of six Yumtaax morphotypes using parsimony and Bayesian analysis of DNA sequence data from the ribosomal nuclear gene region 28S and the mitochondrial gene regions 12S and cytochrome oxidase I (COI) in addition to morphological characters. Analyses recovered two well-supported Yumtaax clades (the Yumtaax laticornis and Yumtaax imbellis clades) that are possible sister lineages. One synapomorphic morphological character state and the geographic isolation of the group provide corroborative evidence for monophyly. Molecular phylogenetic analyses and traditional morphological examinations also resulted in the discovery of two undescribed Yumtaax species and the discovery of two separate evolutionary lineages (cryptic species) within Yumtaax recticornis. As a result we describe three new species (Yumtaax veracrucensis Beza-Beza, Reyes-Castillo & Jameson, sp. n., Yumtaax cameliae Beza-Beza, Reyes-Castillo & Jameson, sp. n., and Yumtaax jimenezi Beza-Beza, Reyes-Castillo & Jameson, sp. n.), redescribe two species (Yumtaax recticornis [Burmeister 1847] and Yumtaax laticornis [Truqui 1857]), and provide a key to all nine Yumtaax species. This study is one of two studies to use molecular data to evaluate the evolutionary relationships of a genus of Bess Beetles (Passalidae), an ecologically important insect group exhibiting low morphological variability and heretofore lacking molecular phylogenetic study.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Nebraska State Museum (Lincoln, NE); U. S. National Museum (Washington, D.C.); Essig Museum of Entomology (Berkeley, CA); Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, IL); Snow Entomological Museum (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS); Coleccion de Artropodos de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala); Instituto de Ecologia, A. C. (Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico); and the private collections of Allan Gillogly (Boise State University, Idaho) and Jack Schuster (Guatemala City, Guatemala). Vouchers and type specimens are deposited at the Instituto de Ecologia, A. C. (IEXA); The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH); Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle, Germany (MLU); Wichita State University Collection, Wichita, KS (WICH); and the Cristian Beza-Beza collection at UVG (CFBB). We are grateful to several Passalidae experts for critical discussions and assistance during this research: Enio Cano, Jack Schuster, Larry Jimenez, and Allan Gillogly. Many thanks to members of the Jameson Biodiversity Lab (Wichita State University, Wichita, KS): Oliver Keller, Matt Moore, and David Wickell. Thanks to Sara Rivera-Gasperin for species illustrations. Thanks to Dr. Duane McKenna and the McKenna lab at the University of Memphis for manuscript edits. Funding for this research was provided by the Wichita State University Department of Biological Sciences; the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology; and NSF DBI 0743783 to M.L. Jameson and collaborators.en_US
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dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZooKeys;no.667
dc.subjectPassalidaeen_US
dc.subjectPhylogenyen_US
dc.subjectSpecies descriptionen_US
dc.subjectYumtaaxen_US
dc.titlePhylogeny of the genus Yumtaax Boucher (Coleoptera, Passalidae, Proculini): taxonomic and evolutionary implications with descriptions of three new speciesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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