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Steiner F.M., Schlick-Steiner B.C., Konrad H., Linksvayer T.A., Quek S.P., Christian E., Stauffer C., Buschinger A..
(2006): Phylogeny and evolutionary history of queen polymorphic Myrmecina ants (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae)
European Journal of Entomology, 103, 619-626

The phylogenetic relationships in the myrmicine ant genus Myrmecina were analyzed using 1,281 bp of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I gene. Intermorphic queens observed in M. graminicola (Europe), M nipponica (Japan), M americana (North America; reported for the first time) and M sp. A (Java) were reconstructed as an ancestral trait in this genus. Molecular-clock-based age estimates suggest that queen polymorphism evolved in Myrmecina at the latest during the Miocene. In terms of bio-geographical regions, the inferred chronological order of divergence is: (oriental, (nearctic, (western palearctic, eastern palearetic))).
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Christian Erhard
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