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Progress towards a phylogeny of world Tachinidae. Year 1
The Tachinid Times
  • John O. Stireman, III, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • James E. O'Hara
  • Michael C. Moulton, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Pierfilippo Cerretti
  • Isaac S. Winkler, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract
D eveloping a structural phylogenetic framework for the family Tachinidae has been an interest of mine since I first started working on tachinids as a graduate student. It was then that I developed a new phylogenetic perspective with which to view the world, and many of the questions I wanted to ask of tachinids depended on some level of phylogenetic knowledge of them. I was surprised at the time that no one had attempted a broad quantitative phylogenetic analysis of the family, and a publication from my thesis work on the Exoristinae (Stireman 2002) became the first such study that I know of. Ever since that initial work, I have been seeking ways to continue working towards the development of a broad and robust phylogeny of Tachinidae (e.g., Stireman 2005, 2010).
Citation Information
John O. Stireman, James E. O'Hara, Michael C. Moulton, Pierfilippo Cerretti, et al.. "Progress towards a phylogeny of world Tachinidae. Year 1" The Tachinid Times Iss. 26 (2013) p. 4 - 9 ISSN: 1925-3435
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