Taxonomic Partition Suggests a High Degree of Coevolution Between Termites and Their Termitophiles
Keywords:Corotocini, Evolution, Biodiversity scaling, Termitophily
Termites have a tight interaction with their social parasitic Corotocini beetles. This association is thought to be mainly host-specific, despite some host-switch events. By analyzing the taxonomic partition between species and genera of Corotocini, we propose the hypothesis that the main driver of the diversity of these termitophiles is coevolution.
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