Phylogenetic Relationships - 2004 40 taxa 28S rDNA

Most parsimonious tree (parsimony-informative characters 408, steps 1530, Ci 0.36, Ri 0.61) obtained from analysis of 28S rDNA sequence data in TNT and aligned in Dialign2. Bootstrap values (> 50%) above and Bremer support values below branches. Taxa with asterisks are paraphyletic.

Indications of this analysis:

  • Asilidae is monophyletic
  • a taxon (Stichopogininae (Trigonomiminae Leptogastrinae)) is a derived clade within Asilidae
  • Laphriinae & Laphystiinae are paraphyletic in respect to each other
  • a taxon (Apocleinae (Asilinae Ommatiinae)) is the adelphotaxon to the remaining Asilidae