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Evolution of a complex behavior: the origin and initial diversification of foliar galling by Permian insects

Overview of attention for article published in Naturwissenschaften, March 2015
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Title
Evolution of a complex behavior: the origin and initial diversification of foliar galling by Permian insects
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Naturwissenschaften, March 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00114-015-1266-7
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Sandra R. Schachat, Conrad C. Labandeira

Abstract

A central notion of the early evolution of insect galling is that this unique behavior was uncommon to rare before the diversification of angiosperms 135 to 125 m.yr. ago. However, evidence accumulated during recent years shows that foliar galls were diverse and locally abundant as early as the Permian Period, 299 to 252 m.yr. ago. In particular, a diversity of leaf galling during the Early Permian has recently been documented by the plant-damage record of foliar galls and, now, our interpretation of the body-fossil record of culprit insect gallers. Small size is a prerequisite for gallers. Wing-length measurements of Permian insects indicate that several small-bodied hemipteroid lineages originated early during the Permian, some descendant lineages of which gall the leaves of seed plants to the present day. The earliest foliar gallers likely were Protopsyllidiidae (Hemiptera) and Lophioneuridae (Thripida). Much of the Early Permian was a xeric interval, and modern galls are most common in dry, extra-tropical habitats such as scrubland and deserts. Plant-damage, insect body fossils, and the paleoclimate record collectively support the ecological expansion of foliar galling during the Early Permian and its continued expansion through the Late Permian.

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Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Professor 2 8%
Other 7 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 71%
Unspecified 2 8%
Environmental Science 2 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 0 0%

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#3,209,480
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#476
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