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Capnia in part 1

C. Riley Nelson
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Unpublished tree from matrix in "capnia data 16 Oct 1991" by C. R. Nelson
Containing group: Capniidae


This Nearctic assembly of groups of species of Capnia is monophyletic, but species from the Palearctic have not been studied in detail to see if they belong in this group of groups. Pending such observations I hesitate giving it a formal name. The group names contained herein are taken from Nelson & Baumann (1989).


Synapomorphies for Capnia: Various authors have placed any capniid of unknown generic affinities into the genus Capnia. No synapomorphies are known which circumscribe all, or even most, of the species placed in "Capnia". The informal recognition of this "group or groups" is a step in ameliorating this situation. This group, "Capnia, in part, 1" is united as such by the synapomorphy of UNDER CONSTRUCTION see characters 5 and 35 in matrix of "capnia data of 16 Oct 1991".


Nelson, C. R. & R. W. Baumann. 1989. Systematics and distribution of the winter stonefly genus Capnia (Plecoptera: Capniidae) in North America. Great Basin Natur. 49: 289-363.

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Scientific Name Capnia gracilaria
Location Colorado
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C. Riley Nelson
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

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Nelson, C. Riley. 1996. Capnia in part 1. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Capnia_in_part_1/14106/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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