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Zitation: Dohrmann, Martin: Symplectella rowi (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida) is a rossellid, not a euplectellid. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. in press. 2015. Open Data LMU. https://doi.org/10.5282/ubm/data.62

Symplectella rowi (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida) is a rossellid, not a euplectellid. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. in press
Symplectella rowi (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida) is a rossellid, not a euplectellid. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. in press

The monospecific hexactinellid sponge genus Symplectella endemic to New Zealand waters was originally assigned to family Rossellidae within the order Lyssacinosida (subclass Hexasterophora), although affinities to family Euplectellidae were also noted. Seventy-eight years later, the genus was transferred to Euplectellidae (subfamily Corbitellinae) on rather subjective grounds. Here, I test these two competing taxonomic hypotheses with molecular phylogenetic methods and demonstrate that Symplectella rowi is indeed a rossellid, as was originally suggested. The genus is officially transferred back to Rossellidae (subfamily Rossellinae), which represents another small step towards a more natural classification system of glass sponges.

classification, Euplectellidae, Hexactinellida, integrative taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics,, Porifera, Rossellidae, Symplectella
Dohrmann, Martin
2015

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5282/ubm/data.62

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Beschreibung

The monospecific hexactinellid sponge genus Symplectella endemic to New Zealand waters was originally assigned to family Rossellidae within the order Lyssacinosida (subclass Hexasterophora), although affinities to family Euplectellidae were also noted. Seventy-eight years later, the genus was transferred to Euplectellidae (subfamily Corbitellinae) on rather subjective grounds. Here, I test these two competing taxonomic hypotheses with molecular phylogenetic methods and demonstrate that Symplectella rowi is indeed a rossellid, as was originally suggested. The genus is officially transferred back to Rossellidae (subfamily Rossellinae), which represents another small step towards a more natural classification system of glass sponges.

Keywords

classification, Euplectellidae, Hexactinellida, integrative taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics,, Porifera, Rossellidae, Symplectella

Dokumententyp:Daten
Fakultät:Fakultät für Geowissenschaften
Dewey Dezimalklassifikation:500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 570 Biowissenschaften, Biologie
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
ID-Code:62
Hochgeladen von: Dr. Martin Dohrmann
Hochgeladen am:28. Nov. 2014 16:52
Letzte Änderungen:29. Mai 2017 09:31

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