First description of a new cryptic species, Simulium vanluni from Peninsular Malaysia: An integrated morpho-taxonomical and genetic approach for naming cryptic species in the family Simuliidae

Ya'cob, Zubaidah and Takaoka, Hiroyuki and Low, Van Lun and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2017) First description of a new cryptic species, Simulium vanluni from Peninsular Malaysia: An integrated morpho-taxonomical and genetic approach for naming cryptic species in the family Simuliidae. Acta Tropica, 167. pp. 31-39. ISSN 0001-706X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.12.009

Abstract

In recent decades, the numbers of cryptic taxa have increased significantly with current progress in DNA barcoding, yet, most of these cryptic taxa have not been formally named and recognized as valid species. To address this issue, we provide a guide for applying the procedure of describing new cryptic species in the family Simuliidae. Simulium (Simulium) vanluni from Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia, previously treated as S. nobile De Meijere, is described as a new species by using an integrated morpho-taxonomical and genetic approach. This new species is morphologically identical to S. nobile from Java and S. kiuliense Smart & Clifford from Borneo, but their distinctiveness is supported by an expanded multigene phylogeny analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black fly; New species; Cryptic species; Integrative taxonomy
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 03:06
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 03:06
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22768

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