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Rapid evolution to terrestrial life in Jamaican crabs
Crabs of the family Grapsidae are abundant organisms in most intertidal communities. However, relatively few species live in complete independence of the sea. Of those species that do, Jamaica's nineExpand
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Evolutionary history of true crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) and the origin of freshwater crabs.
Crabs of the infra-order Brachyura are one of the most diverse groups of crustaceans with approximately 7,000 described species in 98 families, occurring in marine, freshwater, and terrestrialExpand
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Molecular phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolution of nonmarine lineages within the American grapsoid crabs (Crustacea: brachyura).
Grapsoid crabs are best known from the marine intertidal and supratidal. However, some species also inhabit shallow subtidal and freshwater habitats. In the tropics and subtropics, their distributionExpand
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Phylogeny, biogeography and a new taxonomy for the Gecarcinucoidea Rathbun, 1904 (Decapoda: Brachyura)
Abstract Phylogenetic relationships of gecarcinucoid freshwater crabs were investigated, based on morphology of the male second gonopod. In addition, a comparison of sequences from the mitochondrialExpand
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A reconstruction of the invasion of land by Jamaican crabs (Grapsidae: Sesarminae)
Several decapod groups independently colonized freshwater and terrestrial habitats and became independent from the sea. These invasions were accompanied by analogous reproductive and developmentalExpand
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Is the Species Flock Concept Operational? The Antarctic Shelf Case
There has been a significant body of literature on species flock definition but not so much about practical means to appraise them. We here apply the five criteria of Eastman and McCune for detectingExpand
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When Indian crabs were not yet Asian - biogeographic evidence for Eocene proximity of India and Southeast Asia
BackgroundThe faunal and floral relationship of northward-drifting India with its neighboring continents is of general biogeographic interest as an important driver of regional biodiversity. However,Expand
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Identification of a cryptic lineage within Potamon fluviatile (Herbst) (Crustacea : Brachyura : Potamidae)
Based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA-sequence data we identify and describe an evolutionary separate lineage (Potamon pelops, sp. nov.) within the potamid freshwater crab species Potamon fluviatileExpand
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Disjunct distribution of the Mediterranean freshwater crab Potamon fluviatile—natural expansion or human introduction?
Human mediated biological invasions are seen as an increasing danger for biodiversity. On the other hand, range expansions are natural processes. It is often practically not possible to tell theseExpand
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