Symposium: Phylogeny and Taxonomy

Revealing the extent of phylogenomic discordance in the Eucalyptus rapid radiation using BUSCO genes.

Anne-Cecile Colin (Western Sydney University); Rose Andrew (University of New England); Collin Ahrens (Cesar Australia); Justin Borevitz (Australian National University); Paul Rymer (Western Sydney University). The idea that discordance in phylogenomic datasets exists as actual biological signal is being increasingly accepted. Discordance is described as coming from a range of molecular processes such as introgression …

Revealing the extent of phylogenomic discordance in the Eucalyptus rapid radiation using BUSCO genes. Read More »

Don’t trust a plastid for taxonomic advice: Strong incongruence between nuclear and plastid ddRAD derived phylogenies of the southern holly-leaf grevilleas.

Gareth D. Holmes (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne); Elizabeth A. James (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne). The southern holly-leaf grevilleas (Proteaceae) are an informal grouping of shrubs from southeastern Australia, several of which are of conservation concern. The generation of a resolved nuclear DNA phylogeny for the group has been problematic due to low interspecific sequence …

Don’t trust a plastid for taxonomic advice: Strong incongruence between nuclear and plastid ddRAD derived phylogenies of the southern holly-leaf grevilleas. Read More »

Newly discovered gall-inducing scale insects (Coccomorpha: Apiomorpha) on York gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba) in the Southwest Australian Floristic Region.

Karla M. Garcia (The University of Queensland); Lyn G. Cook (The University of Queensland). The lack of information on invertebrate fauna, to the point that about 80% have yet to be named and described, prevents them from being listed in conservation schedules. Many of these “dark taxa” are probably at risk of extinction due to the …

Newly discovered gall-inducing scale insects (Coccomorpha: Apiomorpha) on York gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba) in the Southwest Australian Floristic Region. Read More »

The Auckland University of Technology Lab for Cephalopod Ecology and Systematics (ALCES): an introduction to the lab with a highlight on two new bottletail squids (Sepiadariidae: Sepioloidea) from New Zealand.

Jaever M. Santos (Australian Biological Resources Study; Auckland University of Technology). The Auckland University of Technology Lab for Cephalopod Ecology and Systematics (ALCES) is a university lab group based in Auckland, New Zealand. As the name suggests, we research cephalopod ecology and systematics focusing on the diversity of squid in the waters surrounding New Zealand. In …

The Auckland University of Technology Lab for Cephalopod Ecology and Systematics (ALCES): an introduction to the lab with a highlight on two new bottletail squids (Sepiadariidae: Sepioloidea) from New Zealand. Read More »

OZBONEPROT: New protein sequences for Australian marsupials with applications to zooarchaeological and palaeontological samples.

Sofia C. Samper Carro (ANU and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage); Vera Weisbecker (Flinders University); Sue O’Connor (ANU and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage). New biomolecular approaches are rapidly increasing the zoological information that can be retrieved from archaeological and palaeontological sites. Palaeoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins …

OZBONEPROT: New protein sequences for Australian marsupials with applications to zooarchaeological and palaeontological samples. Read More »

Carex kirkii s.l. Petrie (Carex section Inversae Kük., Cyperaceae). Two new rare species from the Eastern South Island of New Zealand.

Kerry A. Ford (Allan Herbarium, Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua). Carex section Inversae in New Zealand is composed of 11 species and is found in a variety of habitats, including, moraine outwash surfaces, grasslands, and alpine herbfield. While assessing herbarium specimens for a new flora of Carex subgenus Vignea, including the three varieties of Carex kirkii, it became apparent that many specimens …

Carex kirkii s.l. Petrie (Carex section Inversae Kük., Cyperaceae). Two new rare species from the Eastern South Island of New Zealand. Read More »

Delineating the Dilleniaceae: An update on the taxonomy and systematics of Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae).

Timothy A. Hammer (University of Adelaide and State Herbarium of South Australia); Ed Biffin (State Herbarium of South Australia); Kor-jent van Dijk (University of Adelaide); Kevin R. Thiele (Australian National University); Michelle Waycott (University of Adelaide and State Herbarium of South Australia). Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae) is a genus with c. 310 species native to Australia, 24 species native …

Delineating the Dilleniaceae: An update on the taxonomy and systematics of Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae). Read More »

Taxonomy, biogeography and the evolution of twig-lining behaviour in the trapdoor spider genus Idiosoma (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae): the challenge of documenting one of Australia’s most diverse spider genera.

Michael G. Rix (Queensland Museum and Western Australian Museum); Jeremy D. Wilson (University of Western Australia, Queensland Museum and Western Australian Museum); Andrew D. Austin (University of Adelaide); Steven J. B. Cooper (South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide); Mark S. Harvey (Western Australian Museum and University of Western Australia). The assembly of the biota …

Taxonomy, biogeography and the evolution of twig-lining behaviour in the trapdoor spider genus Idiosoma (Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae): the challenge of documenting one of Australia’s most diverse spider genera. Read More »

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