Phylogenetic Relationships - 2005 68 taxa morphology and 28S rDNA combined

One of seven most parsimonious trees obtained from combined analysis of morphological and 28S rDNA sequence data in TNT and aligned in Dialign2. Taxa with asterisks are paraphyletic.

Indications of this analysis:

  • Asilidae is monophyletic
  • Leptogastrinae is a derived taxon within Asilidae
  • a taxon (Ommatiinae (Apocleinae Asilinae)) and two other species is the adelphotaxon to the remaining Asilidae
  • Leptogaster Meigen, 1803 is paraphyletic in respect to a number of other Leptogastrinae species