Volume 81, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The phylogenetic position of within triatomines group was inferred by analyzing mtDNA fragments of and ribosomal RNA by using maximum parsimony and Bayesian analysis. Despite being differentiated from members of the complex on morphologic grounds, molecular phylogenetic analysis suggests is a member of this complex; moreover, it was placed as a sister species of . These suggestions were supported by robust credibility rates. Hence, we show evidence for the paraphyletic group of the “ complex,” which should be composed of , , , , and .


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  • Received : 18 Dec 2008
  • Accepted : 09 May 2009

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