Dagmara Żyła

Dagmara Żyła
Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change · Zoological Museum Hamburg

PhD

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October 2020 - September 2021
Polish Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2018 - September 2019
Iowa State University
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  • PostDoc Position
March 2015 - August 2017
University of Copenhagen
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (53)
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Bayesian total-evidence approaches under the fossilized birth-death model enable biologists to combine fossil and extant data while accounting for uncertainty in the ages of fossil specimens, in an integrative phylogenetic analysis. Fossil age uncertainty is a key feature of the fossil record as many empirical datasets may contain a mix of precisel...
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The Mesozoic, ca. 99-million-year-old Burmese amber is an incredible source of fossil beetles that have been very actively studied in recent times and have already significantly improved our knowledge about the evolution of the large family of Staphylinidae, the rove beetles. Nevertheless, new extinct taxa of high phylogenetic interest are being di...
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Acrostilicus Hubbard, 1896 and Pachystilicus Casey, 1905 are North American genera known from only one and two species, respectively, and have never been a subject of a modern revision. In fact, Acrostilicus was not even properly described as its author provided only a sketchy diagnosis of the genus and species. Here, we provide a redescription of...
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We describe a new genus and species of Paederinae rove beetles, Ruptor cordatus gen. et sp. nov., which lives in the arboreal nests of the termite Labiotermes labralis (Holmgren, 1906) in the Amazon lowlands of Peru. The morphology of Ruptor gen. nov. is highly derived, apparently due to its close association with the termite host, and thus, morpho...
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The myrmecophilous Paederinae rove beetle genus Megastilicus Casey, 1889 from North America is reviewed based on museum specimens. Prior to this study, the genus was monotypic with one species Megastilicus formicarius Casey, 1889 described. Here, we provide a redescription of the genus and the type species, designate a lectotype, and provide pictur...
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Bayesian total-evidence approaches under the fossilized birth-death model enable biologists to combine fossil and extant data---while accounting for uncertainty in the ages of fossil specimens---in an integrative phylogenetic analysis. Fossil age uncertainty is a key feature of the fossil record as many empirical datasets may contain a mix of preci...
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Phylogenetic studies of Aleocharinae rove beetles, arguably one of the least known and the largest insect lineages, are compromised by its enormous taxonomic diversity. DNA, a powerful resource for phylogenetics, is not available for numerous extant aleocharine species. We provide a broad comparative morphological study of Aleocharinae to frame mol...
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Paederinae is one of the most diverse subfamilies among rove beetles, yet their evolutionary history remains poorly understood. This is attributed to the limited number of phylogenetic studies, which either sought answers at a shallower taxonomic level or included limited taxon sampling. Especially problematic is the position of the rare Neotropica...
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Phylogenetic studies of Aleocharinae rove beetles, arguably one the least known of one of the largest insect lineages, are compromised by its enormous taxonomic diversity. DNA, a powerful resource for phylogenetics, is not available for numerous extant aleocharine species. We provide a broad comparative morphological study of Aleocharinae to frame...
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The Sternorrhyncha, which comprise about 18,700 described recent species, is a suborder of the Hemiptera, one of big five most diverse insect orders. In the modern fauna, these tiny phytophages comprise insects of great ecological and economic importance, like aphids (Aphidomorpha), scale insects (Coccidomorpha), whiteflies (Aleyrodomorpha) and psy...
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The subtribe Procirrina comprises eight extant genera with a predominately (sub)tropical distribution. Molecular and total-evidence phylogenies consistently recover Procirrina sister to the subtribe Pinophilina, which together form the tribe Pinophilini of the rove beetle subfamily Paederinae. Nothing from the fossil record of the tribe has ever be...
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Cafius gigas Lea, 1929 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) was a large rove beetle endemic to Lord Howe Island (LHI) resembling Cafius and the LHI flightless endemic Hesperus dolichoderes (Lea, 1925). Like several other LHI endemics, C. gigas became extinct due to human-introduced rats. It is a legacy species valuable for understanding the LHI biota in ter...
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Cafius gigas Lea, 1929 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) was a large rove beetle endemic to Lord Howe Island (LHI) resembling Cafius and the LHI flightless endemic Hesperus dolichoderes (Lea, 1925). Like several other LHI endemics, C. gigas became extinct due to human-introduced rats. It is a legacy species valuable for understanding the LHI biota in ter...
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The rove beetle tribe Amblyopinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylin-inae) is a recently discovered monophyletic lineage comprising an estimated 1000 or more species of mainly leaf-and log litter-dwelling predatory insects found throughout the southern hemisphere. Of these, a single genus Heterothops Stephens somehow conquered all continents in...
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The recently reviewed subtribe Procirrina comprises eight extant genera with a predominately (sub)tropical distribution. Previous phylogenies consistently recover the tribe Pinophilini of the subfamily Paederinae monophyletic. No fossils of the tribe have been described, although compression fossils are known from the Cenozoic Green River Formation...
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Paederinae, a diverse subfamily of rove beetles (Staphylinidae), is poorly explored with an outdated subtribal and generic classification lacking proper phylogenetic perspective. Therefore, the discovery of two Baltic amber fossil specimens resembling the genera Micrillus and Scymbalium, which are particularly challenging in terms of systematics, c...
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Cenozoic climate cooling, particularly during the Eocene, has drastically shaped modern biological assemblages through a shift from an equable greenhouse to a polarized icehouse. Present-day Europe lies in a highly seasonal and temperate area that strongly embodies this modern icehouse climate. Baltic amber provides a Middle Eocene snapshot of the...
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We provide the first multilocus molecular phylogeny of a group corresponding to the former subfamily Staphylininae. Results are corroborated by the morphological, biogeographical and palaeobiological evidence to serve as a baseline for an updated suprageneric classification. The former subfamily Staphylininae is proven to be a lineage sister to the...
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The fossil record contains vital information about the evolution of lineages and is a source of data that cannot be reconciled other than by the direct observation of morphologies. Total-evidence phylogenetic reconstruction is being increasingly used to assess the position of extinct taxa by incorporating morphological data from extinct and extant...
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Cenozoic climate cooling, particularly during the Eocene, has drastically shaped modern biological assemblages through a shift from an equable greenhouse to a polarized icehouse. Present-day Europe lies in a highly seasonal and temperate area that strongly embodies this modern icehouse climate. Baltic amber provides a Middle Eocene snapshot of the...
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Among the 30 known genera within subfamily Peiratinae, only the genus Sirthenea has a cosmopolitan distribution. The results of our studies are the first comprehensive analysis concerning one of the representatives of mentioned subfamily based on joint phylogenetic analyses of molecular and morphological data as well as molecular dating. A total of...
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With more than 63,000 described species, Staphylinidae (rove beetles) is the most speciose family of Coleoptera. The subtribe Amblyopinina (Staphylininae: Staphylinini) is a recently discovered monophyletic lineage comprising an estimated thousand or more species of predatory insects that dominate the forest floor habitats of the Southern Hemispher...
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In order to classify and taxonomically describe the first two fossil Othiini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) species from three well‐preserved specimens in Cretaceous Burmese amber, a phylogenetic analysis was conducted, combining extant and extinct taxa. A dataset of 76 morphological characters scored for 33 recent species across the su...
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Baltic amber is a rich source of fossilized organisms and a valuable tool for evolutionary, biogeographical and palaeoenvironmental research. Because it is found in several deposits around the Baltic Sea, the exact area of origin, age in the Eocene and palaeoenvironment of the amber forest form a subject for ongoing discussion. Furthermore, there i...
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The recently established subtribe Acylophorina comprises several morphologically diverse genera. They were revealed as a monophyletic group primarily by molecular-based phylogenetic analysis. The morphological disparity and significantly disjunct geographical distribution of Acylophorina suggest a higher diversity in the past that has been reduced...
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Devilleferus brunkei Jenkins Shaw & Solodovnikov, gen. et sp. nov., a distinctive new genus and species of Staphylinini rove beetle with an unusual set of morphological characters is described from the tropical Andes (Ecuador and possibly Colombia and Bolivia) in South America. To resolve systematic placement of the new genus within Staphylinini we...
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Recently, we are witnessing an increased appreciation for the importance of the fossil record in phylogenetics and testing various evolutionary hypotheses. However, this approach brings many challenges, especially for such a complex group as aphids and requires a thorough morphological analysis of the extinct groups. The extinct aphid family Szeleg...
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Data matrix in Nexus format. (NEX)
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Stenus is the largest genus of rove beetles and the second largest among animals. Its evolutionary success was associated with the adhesive labial prey-capture apparatus, a unique apomorphy of that genus. Definite Stenus with prey-capture apparatus are known from the Cenozoic fossils, while the age and early evolution of Steninae was hardly ever hy...
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Aphidoidea, the so-called "true aphids" are one of the most challenging groups in terms of solving the phylogenetic relationships. Morphology-based analyses were strongly affected by widespread homoplasy, while the molecular-based attempts struggled with the lack of sufficient phylogenetic signal. Despite significant improvements, the higher classi...
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Two new mayfly genera and species from the Triassic deposits of the Pałęgi area (southeast Poland) are described. This is the first description of aquatic insects from the Pałęgi locality. Triassolitophlebia palegica gen. et sp. nov. (Litophlebiidae) is established on the basis of an isolated forewing. This is the first finding of this family in th...
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This paper presents a revision of the aphid genus Oviparosiphum, which is known from the Cretaceous period. Redescriptions of two species: O. jakovlevi Shaposhnikov, 1979 and O. baissense Shaposhnikov & Wegierek, 1989 are made, and an updated diagnosis of this genus is provided. Oviparosiphum baissense is the type species of a newly described genus...
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The family Monophlebidae is distributed worldwide and is classified as one of the "archaeococcoid" families. After almost 160 years since Germar & Berendt (1856) described the first and so far only fossil monophlebid species, Monophlebus irregularis, two new fossil species of a new and undoubtedly monophlebid genus Palaeophlebus gen. n. are describ...
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We describe herein a new aphid genus and species Daoaphis magnalata gen. et sp. n., belonging to the extinct family Oviparosiphidae from the Middle Jurassic (ca. 165 Ma) Daohugou beds, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia, Northeast China. The new genus is considered to be the earliest certain representative of this family and the body remains of one o...
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A revision of the Jurassic aphid family Genaphididae revealed that the type genus Genaphis did not have the characteristics usually attributed to this family. This discovery led to a series of taxonomic decisions. The diagnosis of the family Genaphididae is emended. The genera Aphaorus, Juraphis and Pterotella are moved to the Juraphididae, fam.n....
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A revision of the Jurassic aphid family Genaphididae revealed that the type genus Genaphis did not have the characteristics usually attributed to this family. This discovery led to a series of taxonomic decisions. The diagnosis of the family Genaphididae is emended. The genera Aphaorus, Juraphis and Pterotella are moved to the Juraphididae, fam.n....
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The paper presents the descriptions of new aphid taxa from Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous locality of Khotont (Mongolia). Two new genera Secusellinaphis gen. nov., Vetellinaphis gen. nov. and three new species of the family Ellinaphididae are described. The newly described species are: Secusellinaphis khotontensis sp. nov., Vetellinaphis cracens sp...
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A new representative of the family Chaulioditidae (Insecta, Grylloblattida), Chauliodites niedzwiedzkii sp. n., is described from the Upper Olenekian-Lower Anisian sediments of Pałęgi in Holy Cross Mountains, Poland. This is the first formal description of any fossil insect from Pałęgi area.
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A new genus and species of the aphid family Palaeoaphididae, Primpalaeoaphis khotontensis gen. et sp.n. is described from the Late Jurassic/Early Cretaceous locality of Khotont (Mongolia). This is the oldest representative of Palaeoaphididae.
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The present study describes a new genus and species Unicohormaphis sorini, which belongs to the subfamily Cerataphidinae. The contemporary distribution of aphids belonging to the Hormaphididae family is summarized and analyzed. According to the obtained data, the climate warming in Eocene was conducive to the expansion of the family over the areas...
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Aulieezidium karatauense, a new genus and species of the extinct planthopper family Fulgoridiidae is described from the Upper Jurassic deposits of Karabastau Formation of Aulie, Karatau (Southern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan). The characters of the new genus in respect to other genera placed in Fulgoridiidae are reviewed. The palaeoecological an...
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Aulieezidium karatauense, a new genus and species of the extinct planthopper family Fulgoridiidae is described from the Upper Jurassic deposits of Karabastau Formation of Aulie, Karatau (Southern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan). The characters of the new genus in respect to other genera placed in Fulgoridiidae are reviewed. The palaeoecological an...

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The main goal of this project is to investigate the evolutionary response of Paederinae predatory beetles to the most rapid and significant climatic warming event in the Cenozoic. To do so, a set of innovative methods, such as machine learning for species identification, Next Generation Sequencing, and Bayesian statistical phylogenetics will be combined with modern approaches in insect systematics.
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We want to document the insect collections of Hamburg
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The main aim of the project is to perform a detailed study of the antennal sensilla of aphids, namely comparative morphology, to analyse their distribution and arrangement and to perform ultrastructural studies (including spatial reconstruction) in a representative group of species in all of the families and subfamilies of Aphidomorpha. Detailed studies of the morphology and ultrastructure of the rhinaria will also help to answer the question concerning their precise function. The results of morphological and ultrastructural studies that are obtained will be used to select the features that will be incorporated into a morphological data matrix, which will serve as the basis for a phylogenetic analysis.