. south africa, witsand nature reserve, collecting in red sand dunes

. usa, new jersey, stones and mussel shells shells on beach

. namibia, sand dunes near swakopmund and collecting gear

.. data matrices

The morphological as well as the DNA-sequence matrices I have worked on will be made available once they are published. If you are interested in a particular matrix that was included in one of my talks please send me an e-mail. If you encounter problems with reading the matrices please let me know and I will provide them in another data-format.

.. morphological matrices

Dikow 2009a – Morphological Phylogeny of Asilidae
published in Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 319: 1–175
175 species including 158 Asilidae species; 220 morphological, parsimony informative characters from all tagmata
matrix in MacClade format
matrix in NONA format
tree file with all 720 most parsimonious trees: Taxa named (3 MB) Taxa numbered (4kb)
tree file with selected most parsimonious tree (Fig. 118): Taxa named Taxa numbered
tree file with strict consensus topology (Fig. 119): Taxa named Taxa numbered.

TreeBase web-site: study accession number S1975 (old legacy # S1958); matrix accession number M3003 (old legacy # M3603).

Karl 1959 – Phylogeny of Asilidae
The matrix for the phylogenetic re-analysis of the study by Karl (1959) on the higher-level relationships within Asilidae by Dikow (2009a)
MacClade format
NONA format
single most parsimonious tree

Papavero 1975 – Phylogeny of Megapodini (Asilidae: Dasypogoninae)
The matrix for the phylogenetic re-analysis of the study by Papavero (1975) on the generic-level relationships of Megapodini (Asilidae) by Dikow (2009a).
MacClade format
NONA format
3 most parsimonious trees
strict consensus tree

Dikow & Mathis 2002 – Phylogeny of Actocetor Becker, 1903 (Ephydridae)
MacClade format
NONA format

.. molecular matrices

Dikow 2009b – Combined Molecular & Morphological Phylogeny of Asilidae
published in Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 9(3): 165–188.
88 species including 77 Asilidae species; 7300 bp of nuclear DNA, 211 morphological, parsimony informative characters
original sequence files for combined and molecular-only analyses in Fasta format for POY (fragments/partitions delimited by pound symbol (#)) 18S, 28S, AATS, CAD, & EF-1α, morphological matrix in NONA format.

  • Total evidence, combined molecular and morphological analysis
    Most parsimonious tree of 27852 steps in POY format; implied alignments for 18S, 28S, AATS, CAD, & EF-1α.
  • Molecular-only analysis
    Most parsimonious tree of 25793 steps in POY format; implied alignments for 18S, 28S, AATS, CAD, & EF-1α.
  • Morphology-only analysis
    All 18 most parsimonious trees of 1606 steps in TNT format and strict consensus of these 18 trees in TNT format.

    TreeBase web-site: study accession number S9959 (old legacy # S2293); matrix accession numbers M4535 (old legacy # M4352), M4175 (old legacy # M4353), M4194 (old legacy # M4354).