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Speciation in fractured rock landforms: towards understanding the diversity of subterranean cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Nocticolidae: Nocticola) in Western Australia

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Trotter, AJ and McRae, JM and Main, DC and Finston, TL, Speciation in fractured rock landforms: towards understanding the diversity of subterranean cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Nocticolidae: Nocticola) in Western Australia, Zootaxa, 4250, (2) pp. 143-170. ISSN 1175-5326 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4250.2.2

Abstract

Three new species of subterranean cockroach of the genus Nocticola from the Pilbara region of Western Australia are described on morphological characters of males. Nocticola quartermainei n. sp., Nocticola cockingi n. sp. and Nocticola currani n. sp. occur in fractured rock landforms and have varying degrees of troglomorphies. Sequence divergence of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COXI) clearly demonstrated populations are reproductively isolated over very short distances for the highly troglomorphic Nocticola cockingi n. sp. and Nocticola currani n. sp. and conversely, there is less isolation within the same landforms for the less troglomorphic Nocticola quartermainei n. sp.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Blattodea, cockroach, Nocticolidae, systematics, taxonomy
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Author:Trotter, AJ (Dr Andrew Trotter)
ID Code:116388
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:IMAS - Directorate
Deposited On:2017-05-09
Last Modified:2017-07-31
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