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dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, J. W.en
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Adrian M.en
dc.contributor.authorVink, Cornelisen
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-26T00:27:42Z
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.citationGriffiths, J. W., Paterson, A. M., & Vink, C. J. (2005). Molecular insights into the biogeography and species status of New Zealand's endemic Latrodectus spider species; L. katipo and L. atritus (Araneae, Theridiidae). Journal of Arachnology, 33(3), 776–784.en
dc.identifier.issn0161-8202en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/502
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand's endemic sand dune Latrodectus widow spider species, L. katipo and L. atritus, possess behavioral and physiological attributes likely to promote dispersal over large distances. Morphological, physiological and behavioural similarities between L. katipo and L. hasselti, an Australian endemic, suggest gene flow may occur across the Tasman Sea. In this study we examine intraspecific and interspecific genetic relationships within the ND1 gene region between L. katipo, L. atritus, L. hasselti and L. hesperus to assess whether the genetic evidence supports current taxonomic species designations. We found low interspecific pairwise distances among L. katipo and L. atritus populations, suggesting either introgression, incomplete lineage sorting, or that the current taxonomic distinction between the two species may be invalid. Parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses were inconclusive as to the relationships between the New Zealand Latrodectus species and the Australian L. hasselti. Low pairwise distances between L. hasselti and the New Zealand widow fauna indicated that L. katipo and L. atritus were not present in New Zealand before the fragmentation of Gondwana.en
dc.format.extent776-784en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Arachnological Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - American Arachnological Society - https://doi.org/10.1636/S04-11.1 - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/502en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1636/S04-11.1en
dc.subjectLatrodectusen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectdispersalen
dc.subjectmolecular phylogeneticsen
dc.subjectspidersen
dc.subjectEntomologyen
dc.titleMolecular insights into the biogeography and species status of New Zealand's endemic Latrodectus spider species; L. katipo and L. atritus (Araneae, Theridiidae)en
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270500 Zoology::270501 Animal systematics, taxonomy and phylogenyen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.uniten
lu.contributor.uniten
dc.identifier.doi10.1636/S04-11.1en
dc.subject.anzsrc0608 Zoologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Arachnologyen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/502en
pubs.volume33en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4090-0815
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4237-0117


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