Paschalia Kapli
University College London
Publications 20
#1Dora Serdari (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
#2Evangelia-Georgia Kostaki (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 3
Last.Paschalia Kapli (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 12
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#1Benjamin Wipfler (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 17
#2Harald Letsch (University of Vienna)H-Index: 12
Last.Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
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Polyneoptera represents one of the major lineages of winged insects, comprising around 40,000 extant species in 10 traditional orders, including grasshoppers, roaches, and stoneflies. Many important aspects of polyneopteran evolution, such as their phylogenetic relationships, changes in their external appearance, their habitat preferences, and social behavior, are unresolved and are a major enigma in entomology. These ambiguities also have direct consequences for our understanding of the evoluti...
12 CitationsSource
#1Jiří ŠmídH-Index: 16
#2Jiří MoravecH-Index: 16
Last.Werner Mayer (Naturhistorisches Museum)H-Index: 16
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Mesalina are small lacertid lizards occurring in the Saharo-Sindian deserts from North Africa to the east of the Iranian plateau. Earlier phylogenetic studies indicated that there are several species complexes within the genus and that thorough taxonomic revisions are needed. In this study, we aim at resolving the phylogeny and taxonomy of the M. brevirostris species complex distributed from the Middle East to the Arabian/Persian Gulf region and Pakistan. We sequenced three mitochondrial and thr...
4 CitationsSource
#1Faraham Ahmadzadeh (Shahid Beheshti University)H-Index: 11
#2Petros Lymberakis (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 27
Last.Paschalia Kapli (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)H-Index: 12
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Abstract The Iranian Plateau is an area of highly complex landscape and incredibly diverse habitats, from salt deserts to temperate forests. Such a heterogeneous environment, at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa, fuels the high diversity and uniqueness of the Iranian fauna and flora. Nevertheless, our understanding of the historical processes that shaped the Iranian biodiversity remains limited. In this context, we revisit the evolutionary history of the two most widespread lizard speci...
2 CitationsSource
#1Friðgeir Grímsson (University of Vienna)H-Index: 16
#2Paschalia Kapli (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)H-Index: 12
Last.Guido W. Grimm (University of Vienna)H-Index: 25
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BACKGROUND: We revisit the palaeopalynological record of Loranthaceae, using pollen ornamentation to discriminate lineages and to test molecular dating estimates for the diversification of major lineages. METHODS: Fossil Loranthaceae pollen from the Eocene and Oligocene are analysed and documented using scanning-electron microscopy. These fossils were associated with molecular-defined clades and used as minimum age constraints for Bayesian node dating using different topological scenarios. RESUL...
9 CitationsSource
#1Paschalia Kapli (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)H-Index: 12
#2Sarah Lutteropp (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)H-Index: 2
Last.Tomas Flouri (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)H-Index: 8
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Motivation: In recent years, molecular species delimitation has become a routine approach for quantifying and classifying biodiversity. Barcoding methods are of particular importance in large-scale surveys as they promote fast species discovery and biodiversity estimates. Among those, distance-based methods are the most common choice as they scale well with large datasets; however, they are sensitive to similarity threshold parameters and they ignore evolutionary relationships. The recently intr...
119 CitationsSource
#1Eirini Skourtanioti (UoC: University of Crete)H-Index: 2
#2Paschalia Kapli (UoC: University of Crete)H-Index: 12
Last.Nikos Poulakakis (UoC: University of Crete)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Morphological and DNA data support that the East Mediterranean snake-eyed skink Ablepharus kitaibelii represents a species complex that includes four species A. kitaibelii, A. budaki, A. chernovi, and A. rueppellii, highlighting the need of its taxonomic reevaluation. Here, we used Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood methods to estimate the phylogenetic relationships of all members of the complex based on two mitochondrial (cyt b, 16S rRNA) and two nuclear markers (MC1R, and NKTR) and using...
11 CitationsSource
#1Susanne S. Renner (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 54
#2Guido W. Grimm (University of Vienna)H-Index: 25
Last.Thomas Denk (Swedish Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 25
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The fossilized birth–death (FBD) model can make use of information contained in multiple fossils representing the same clade, and we here apply this model to infer divergence times in beeches (genu...
19 CitationsSource
#1Faraham Ahmadzadeh (Shahid Beheshti University)H-Index: 11
#2Morris FlecksH-Index: 8
Last.Dennis RödderH-Index: 29
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Aim The ocellated lizards of the genus Timon, comprising six species that are distributed across continental Asia, Europe and Africa, offer an interesting model to study the evolution of ecological niches through comparative phyloclimatic analysis. Our study provides insights into the evolutionary history of the ocellated lizards and helps to understand the role of climatic niche evolution during the speciation process. Location Eastern and western margins of the Mediterranean basin. Methods A d...
12 CitationsSource
#1Panagiotis Kornilios (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 9
#2Evanthia Thanou (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 8
Last.Maria Chatzaki (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 12
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Abstract The Aegean region, located in the Eastern Mediterranean, is an area of rich biodiversity and endemism. Its position, geographical configuration and complex geological history have shaped the diversification history of many animal taxa. Mygalomorph spiders have drawn the attention of researchers, as excellent model systems for phylogeographical investigations. However, phylogeographic studies of spiders in the Aegean region are scarce. In this study, we focused on the phylogeography of t...
9 CitationsSource