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Published: 2020-12-15

Review of the genus Shilovia Makarchenko (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae: Boreoheptagyiini) from the mountains of Central Asia, with morphological description and DNA barcoding of known species

1Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 100 let Vladivostoku 159, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia.
Laboratory of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Aquatic Organisms, Far Eastern Federal University, Suhanova St. 8, 690950 Vladivostok, Russia.
A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskij prosp. 33, 119071 Moscow, Russia.
Diptera Chironomidae Diamesinae Boreoheptagyiini Shilovia taxonomy new species DNA barcoding Central Asia

Abstract

Chironomids of the genus Shilovia Makarchenko (Diamesinae, Boreoheptagyiini) from the mountains of Central Asia are revised using both morphological characters and molecular data. Illustrated descriptions of the adult male Shilovia xinhuawangi sp. nov. from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, S. yakovlevi sp. nov. from East Kazakhstan and redescription of S. rara Makarchenko from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are provided. The result of morphological study is congruent with DNA barcoding analyses using COI sequences. The average K2P interspecific nucleotide distances within S. xinhuawangi sp. nov. and S. yakovlevi sp. nov. are 0.03% and 0.3% respectively. The nucleotide distances between the two new species and S. rara can be considered interspecific. Phylogenetic analysis using Maximum likelihood (ML) and Bayesian inferences (BI) support the placement of S. xinhuawangi sp. nov. and S. yakovlevi sp. nov. within the monophyletic genus Shilovia.

 

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How to Cite

MAKARCHENKO, E., SEMENCHENKO, A. A., & PALATOV, D. M. (2020). Review of the genus <em>Shilovia</em> Makarchenko (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae: Boreoheptagyiini) from the mountains of Central Asia, with morphological description and DNA barcoding of known species. Zootaxa, 4895(2), 196–210. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4895.2.2