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Annui Malla Sanz La Parra

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailannui.parra@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

I am a biologist and my principal research interest is centered in what evolutionary and biogeographical processes lead to speciation and diversification of species and to its current diversity and distribution patterns.

In this context, my study is focused in the genus Diplocephalus, a genus of linyphiid spiders with a high diversity and complex taxonomy and morphology, which is particularly diverse in cooler regions across the Holarctic. This makes Diplocephalus a very interesting group to address interesting questions such as why some of the species are widely distributed while other present a narrow distribution, what are the phylogenetic relationships within the genus and among other closely related genera and what is the role of the male head modifications in sexual selection. To resolve these questions, we work under a phylogenetic and morphological approach to infer the evolutionary history and distribution of the group.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Phylogeographic structure of two sympatric species of Mediimorda Méquignon, 1946 (Mordellidae, Coleoptera). European Zoological Journal. 370-382.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Different Perspectives on the Phylogeny of Mordellidae (Coleoptera) Provided by Two Regions of the mtDNA COI Gene. Annales Zoologici. 293-312.
  • Show author(s) (2023). A new species of Riethia Kieffer, 1917 from Zurqui, Costa Rica (Chironomidae, Chironominae, Pseudochironomini). Norwegian Journal of Entomology. 29-33.
  • Show author(s) (2023). A new species of Kloosia Krusemann, 1933 from Brazil (Diptera, Chironomidae, Chironominae). Norwegian Journal of Entomology. 138-141.

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