Phylogenetic Relationships - 2006 51 taxa morphology and 18S, 28S, CAD, and EF-1alpha combined

Single most parsimonious cladogram from combined analysis of morphology (220 discrete, parsimony-informative characters) and DNA sequences of 18S, 28S rDNA, CAD, & EF-1alpha (approximately 6500 base pairs) in POY.

Indications of this analysis:

  • Asilidae is paraphyletic in respect to Leptarthrus brevirostris
  • Leptogastrinae is a derived taxon within Asilidae
  • Trigonomiminae and Laphriinae are sister-taxon to the remaining Asilidae
  • Apocleinae is paraphyletic in respect to Asilinae