Data from: Molecular species-delimitation methods recover most song-delimited cicada species in the European Cicadetta montana complex
Wade, Elizabeth et al. (2015), Data from: Molecular species-delimitation methods recover most song-delimited cicada species in the European Cicadetta montana complex, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7db58
Molecular species delimitation is increasingly being used to discover and inform illuminate species level diversity and a number of methods have been developed. Here we compare the ability of two molecular species delimitation methods to recover song-delimited species in the Cicadetta montana cryptic species complex throughout Europe. Recent bioacoustics studies of male calling songs (pre-mating reproductive barriers) have revealed cryptic species diversity in this complex. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic analyses were used to analyze the mitochondrial genes COI and COII and the nuclear genes EF1α and period for thirteen European Cicadetta species as well as the closely related monotypic genus Euboeana. Two molecular species delimitation methods, general mixed Yule-coalescent (GMYC) and Bayesian Phylogenetics and Phylogeography (BPP), identified the majority of song-delimited species and were largely congruent with each other. None of the molecular delimitation methods were able to fully recover a recent radiation of four Greek species.