Phylogeny

Phylogenetic relationships among the flea taxa have remained virtually unexplored. A major goal of our current research efforts is to produce a robust phylogeny for the Siphonaptera based on a combination of molecular and morphological data. We have generated some preliminary data which suggest that such a phylogeny is possible through the combination of different data sources.

The data and results illustrated are preliminary. As the project progresses, we will publish these results and post them on this website.

Click below to view preliminary results: