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Invertebrate Systematics publishes significant contributions and reviews on the systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of all invertebrate taxa. More

Editor-in-Chief: Gonzalo Giribet


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Volume 30 Number 2 2016

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Plant bugs, plant interactions and the radiation of a species rich clade in south-western Australia: Naranjakotta, gen. nov. and eighteen new species (Insecta : Heteroptera : Miridae : Orthotylinae) 
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Gerasimos Cassis and Celia Symonds
pp. 95-186

Australia’s insect fauna is both unique and mostly unknown, which has been demonstrated by recent continental scale surveys. The aim of this work is to describe and analyse a natural group of plant bugs that has radiated in arid and semi-arid Australia. This work describes a new genus and 18 new species and their association with perennial shrubs is analysed, including their explosion in south-western Western Australia, which reinforces this region as a global biodiversity hotspot.


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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    IS15062  Accepted 17 June 2016
    Finding hot singles: matching males to females in dimorphic spiders (Araneidae: Micrathena) using phylogenetic placement and DNA barcoding
    Ivan Magalhaes, Pedro Martins, André Nogueira, Adalberto Santos

    IS15045  Accepted 30 May 2016
    Genetic diversity and biogeography of the south polar water bear Acutuncus antarcticus (Eutardigrada, Hypsibiidae) evidence that it is a truly pan-Antarctic species
    Michele Cesari, Sandra McInnes, Roberto Bertolani, Lorena Rebecchi, Roberto Guidetti

    IS15040  Accepted 26 May 2016
    Diversity, phylogenetic relationships, and host associations of Calliobothrium and Symcallio (Cestoda: “Tetraphyllidea”) parasitizing triakid sharks.
    James Bernot, Janine Caira, Maria Pickering

    IS16025  Accepted 20 May 2016
    Porcelain crabs of the genera Pachycheles (Stimpson 1858) and Neopisosoma Haig 1960 (Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae): new premises based on molecular data and comments on phylogenetic relationships in the family
    Ivana Miranda, Fernando Mantelatto

    IS16010  Accepted 16 May 2016
    Redescription of Pelagia benovici into a new jellyfish genus: Mavia gen. nov., and its phylogenetic position within Pelagiidae (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Semaeostomeae)
    Massimo Avian, Andreja RamÅ¡ak, Valentina Tirelli, Isabella D'Ambra, Alenka Malej

    IS16001  Accepted 14 April 2016
    Bifidochaetus, a new Arctic genus of freshwater Chaetonotida (Gastrotricha) from Spitsbergen revealed by an integrative taxonomic approach
    Małgorzata Kolicka, Mirosława Dabert, Jacek Dabert, Tobias Kånneby, Jacek Kisielewski

    IS16005  Accepted 27 April 2016
    Dental scales could occur in all scaled subfamilies of Entomobryidae (Collembola): new definition of Entomobryinae with description of a new genus and three new species
    Feng Zhang, Zhixiang Pan, Jun Wu, Yinhuan Ding, Daoyuan Yu, Beinxin Wang

    IS15043  Accepted 25 April 2016
    Exploring high-mountain limnic faunas: discovery of a novel endemic bivalve species (Sphaeriidae: Pisidium) in the Nepal Himalaya
    Ulrich Bößneck, Catharina Clewing, Christian Albrecht

    IS16002  Accepted 19 April 2016
    Molecular phylogenetic analysis and comparative morphology resolve two new species of dagger nematodes of the genus Xiphinema (Dorylaimida: Longidoridae) from Spain
    A.J. Archidona-Yuste, J.A. Navas-Cortés, C. Cantalapiedra-Navarrete, J.E. Palomares-Rius, Pablo Castillo

    IS16013  Accepted 27 April 2016
    Pseudoscorpions of the family Feaellidae (Pseudoscorpiones: Feaelloidea) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia show extreme short-range endemism
    Mark Harvey, Kym Abrams, Amber Beavis, Mia Hillyer, Joel Huey

    IS16024  Accepted 22 April 2016
    Phylogeny of Stenopodidea (Crustacea: Decapoda) shrimps inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial genes reveals non-monophyly of the families Spongicolidae and Stenopididae, and most of their composite genera
    Chien-Lin Chen, Joseph Goy, Heather Bracken, Darryl Felder, Ling Ming Tsang, Tin-Yam Chan

    IS16017  Accepted 20 April 2016
    Unexpected diversity in the relictual European spiders of the genus Pimoa (Araneae, Pimoidae)
    Stefano Mammola, Gustavo Hormiga, Miquel Arnedo, Marco Isaia

    IS16007  Accepted 13 April 2016
    Molecules and morphology unite Sarcophaga (Stackelbergeola) Rohdendorf and S. (Rohdendorfisca) Grunin within megadiverse Sarcophaga Meigen (sensu lato) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae)
    Ming Zhang, Eliana Buenaventura, Thomas Pape, Dong Zhang

    IS15054  Accepted 21 March 2016
    Phylogenetic placement and revision of the tropical Asian crab spider genus Pagida (Araneae: Thomisidae) with a review of the species
    Suresh Benjamin, CRISENTHIYA CLAYTON

    IS14059  Accepted 01 April 2016
    Taxonomy and systematics of the South American species of Cylindrostethus Mayr, 1865 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerridae), with description of a recently discovered species from Amazonian Brazil and Peru
    Carla Floriano, Andressa Paladini, Rodney Cavichioli

    IS15064  Accepted 31 March 2016
    Reevaluation of the systematic status of two deep water recorded Periclimenes species (Decapoda: Palaemonidae), with a preliminary analysis on the evolution of certain echinoid-associated palaemonid shrimps and related taxa
    Qi Kou, Xinzheng Li, Zhibin Gan

    IS15048  Accepted 31 March 2016
    Discovery of a free-living nematode phylogenetically related to vertebrate parasites of the genus Strongyloides (Nematoda: Strongyloidoidea): morphological, anatomical and molecular characterisation
    Ren-E Huang, Runsheng Li, Zhongying Zhao

    IS16006  Accepted 27 March 2016
    Phylogenetic systematics of the land snail Basedowena from the Australian Arid Zone: Taxonomic revision with description of new taxa (Stylommatophora: Camaenidae)
    Francesco Criscione, Frank Koehler

    IS15055  Accepted 05 March 2016
    Reinventing the leaf: Multiple origins of leaf-like wings in katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)
    Joseph Mugleston, Michael Naegle, Hojun Song, Seth Bybee, Spencer Ingley, Anton Suvorov, Michael Whiting

    IS15046  Accepted 19 February 2016
    Diversity, complementary distributions and taxonomy of Rhagada land snails (Gastropoda: Camaenidae) on the Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia
    Michael Johnson, Sean Stankowski, Peter Kendrick, Zoe Hamilton, Roy Teale

    IS15033  Accepted 18 February 2016
    Integrative systematic studies on tardigrades from Antarctica identify new genera and new species within Macrobiotoidea and Echiniscoidea
    Matteo Vecchi, Michele Cesari, Roberto Bertolani, Ingemar Jönsson, Lorena Rebecchi, Roberto Guidetti


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1. Published 30 June 2015
Systematic review of the Australian ‘bush-coconut’ genus Cystococcus (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) uncovers a new species from Queensland

Thomas L. Semple, Penny J. Gullan, Christopher J. Hodgson, Nate B. Hardy and Lyn G. Cook

2. Published 22 December 2015
Refugia within refugia: in situ speciation and conservation of threatened Bertmainius (Araneae : Migidae), a new genus of relictual trapdoor spiders endemic to the mesic zone of south-western Australia

Mark S. Harvey, Barbara York Main, Michael G. Rix and Steven J. B. Cooper

3. Published 11 June 2015
Total evidence analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of Lycosoidea spiders (Araneae, Entelegynae)

Daniele Polotow, Anthea Carmichael and Charles E. Griswold

4. Published 30 October 2015
Species, ESUs or populations? Delimiting and describing morphologically cryptic diversity in Australian desert spring amphipods

Nicholas P. Murphy, Rachael A. King and Steven Delean

5. Published 11 June 2015
Whale falls, multiple colonisations of the deep, and the phylogeny of Hesionidae (Annelida)

Mindi Summers, Fredrik Pleijel and Greg W. Rouse

6. Published 30 October 2015
Alternative preservatives of insect DNA for citizen science and other low-cost applications

Sedonia Steininger, Caroline Storer, Jiri Hulcr and Andrea Lucky

7. Published 22 December 2015
Molecular phylogenetic analyses reveal a new southern hemisphere oniscidean family (Crustacea : Isopoda) with a unique water transport system

Mohammad Javidkar, Steven J. B. Cooper, Rachael A. King, William F. Humphreys and Andrew D. Austin

8. Published 22 December 2015
Mitochondrial DNA analyses reveal widespread tardigrade diversity in Antarctica

Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Sandra J. McInnes, Mark B. Schultz, María Arróniz-Crespo, Cyrille A. D'Haese, John A. E. Gibson, Byron J. Adams, Timothy J. Page, Andrew D. Austin, Steven J. B. Cooper and Mark I. Stevens

9. Published 30 June 2015
Molecular evaluation of the phylogenetic position of the enigmatic species Trivettea papalotla (Bertsch) (Mollusca : Nudibranchia)

Ryan E. Hulett, Jermaine Mahguib, Terrence M. Gosliner and Ángel Valdés

10. Published 28 August 2015
Phylogenetics and phylogeography of a long-legged harvestman (Arachnida : Opiliones) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest reveals poor dispersal, low diversity and extensive mitochondrial introgression

Cibele Bragagnolo, Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Manuel Antunes and Ronald M. Clouse

11. Published 11 June 2015
Reassembling a lost lowland carabid beetle assemblage (Coleoptera) from Kauai, Hawaiian Islands

James K. Liebherr and Nick Porch

12. Published 28 August 2015
A multigene phylogenetic analysis results in a redefinition of the genus Notonomus Chaudoir (Coleoptera, Carabidae) and descriptions of new species of the subgenus Leiradira Castelnau

Kipling Will

13. Published 11 June 2015
Morphological phylogenetics of the Tenthredinidae (Insecta : Hymenoptera)

Lars Vilhelmsen

14. Published 30 June 2015
Mitochondrial DNA allows the association of life stages to facilitate species recognition and delimitation in Australian stoneflies (Plecoptera : Gripopterygidae : Newmanoperla)

Julia H. Mynott

15. Published 11 May 2016
Plant bugs, plant interactions and the radiation of a species rich clade in south-western Australia: Naranjakotta, gen. nov. and eighteen new species (Insecta : Heteroptera : Miridae : Orthotylinae)

Gerasimos Cassis and Celia Symonds

16. Published 16 March 2016
Phylogeny and population genetic structure of the ant genus Acropyga (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) in Papua New Guinea

Milan Janda, Pável Matos-Maraví, Michaela Borovanska, Jan Zima, Eric Youngerman and Naomi E. Pierce

17. Published 16 March 2016
Molecular evidence for non-monophyly of the pinnotheroid crabs (Crustacea : Brachyura : Pinnotheroidea), warranting taxonomic reappraisal

Emma Palacios Theil, José A. Cuesta and Darryl L. Felder

18. Published 16 March 2016
The first troglobitic species of Gymnobisiidae (Pseudoscorpiones : Neobisioidea), from Table Mountain (Western Cape Province, South Africa) and its phylogenetic position

Mark S. Harvey, Joel A. Huey, Mia J. Hillyer, Erin McIntyre and Gonzalo Giribet

19. Published 30 October 2015
Groundwater oligochaetes show complex genetic patterns of distribution in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Louise Brown, Terrie Finston, Garth Humphreys, Stefan Eberhard and Adrian Pinder

20. Published 16 March 2016
Putting the ‘Indo’ back into the Indo-Pacific: resolving marine phylogeographic gaps

N. G. Wilson and L. A. Kirkendale

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