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Université de Fribourg

Discordances between phylogenetic and morphological patterns in alpine leaf beetles attest to an intricate biogeographic history of lineages in postglacial Europe

Triponez, Yann ; Buerki, Sven ; Borer, Matthias ; Naisbit, Russel E. ; Rahier, Martine ; Alvarez, Nadir

In: Molecular Ecology, 2011, vol. 20, no. 11, p. 2442–2463

Pleistocene glacial and interglacial periods have moulded the evolutionary history of European cold-adapted organisms. The role of the different mountain massifs has, however, not been accurately investigated in the case of high-altitude insect species. Here, we focus on three closely related species of non-flying leaf beetles of the genus Oreina (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae), which are often found...