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Published: 2023-08-10
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Alaskacladius gen. nov., (Diptera: Chironomidae), a unique new orthoclad from Alaska

Department of Environmental and Life Sciences; Trent University; 1600 West Bank Drive; Peterborough; ON; Canada; Department of Physiology; School of Medicine; Wayne State University; Detroit; MI 48201; USA
5597 New Meadow Drive; Ypsilanti; MI 48197; USA
Department of Fisheries Sciences; Faculty of Natural Resources; University of Kurdistan; Sanandaj; Iran; Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology; Faculty of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences; Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Gorgan; Iran
Department of Physiology; School of Medicine; Wayne State University; Detroit; MI 48201; USA
Department of Physiology; School of Medicine; Wayne State University; Detroit; MI 48201; USA
Diptera Orthocladiinae new genus Alaska British Columbia western Nearctic


We describe a new genus Alaskacladius gen. nov., based on the adult stages collected from Alaska, USA, and British Columbia, Canada. Molecular and morphological assessment of adult specimens supports the presence of a new genus. Alaskacladius gen. nov., is related to the genera Doithrix Sæther & Sublette, 1983; Georthocladius Strenzke, 1941; Parachaetocladius Wülker, 1959; and Pseudorthocladius Goetghebuer, 1932. Based on the molecular analysis result and intergeneric K2P distance obtained from Cytochrome Oxidase I (COI) genes, Alaskacladius is closest and forms a sister group with Doithrix.



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