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C. Riley Nelson taxon links [down<--]Peltoperlidae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Peltoperlidae


Yoraperla Ricker includes 4 nearctic and 3 oriental species. The nearctic species form a monophyletic clade distinct from the monophyletic oriental species. This distribution is consistent with the hypothesis of clades isolated by an increase in sea level in the Bering Straits. Yoraperla probably arose in the Sierra Nevada of North America and migrated to east Asia along an inland route which included the Rocky Mountains.


Synapomorphies for Yoraperla: 1. Egg wafer shaped. 2. Nymph with pronotal setal rows. 3. Nymph with femoral bristles. 4. Female with lateral bars on subgenital plate. 5. Adult body size is small.


Stark, B. P. and C. R. Nelson. 1994. Systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of genus Yoraperla (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae). Entomol. Scandinavica 25: 242-273.

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Nelson, C. Riley. 1996. Yoraperla. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Yoraperla/14215/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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