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Phylogeny, biogeography, and electric signal evolution of Neotropical knifefishes of the genus Gymnotus (Osteichthyes: Gymnotidae).
- N. Lovejoy, Kristie Lester, W. Crampton, F. P. Marques, J. Albert
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
The Neotropical knifefish genus Gymnotus is the most broadly distributed and the most diverse (34+species) gymnotiform genus. Its wide range includes both Central and South American drainages,… Expand
Evolution of neotropical freshwater stingrays and their parasites, taking into account space and time
- F. P. Marques
Diversification and Species Boundaries of Rhinebothrium (Cestoda; Rhinebothriidea) in South American Freshwater Stingrays (Batoidea; Potamotrygonidae)
Background Neotropical freshwater stingrays (Batoidea: Potamotrygonidae) host a diverse parasite fauna, including cestodes. Both cestodes and their stingray hosts are marine-derived, but the taxonomy… Expand
Phylogeny and taxonomy of Potamotrygonocotyle Mayes, Brooks & Thorson, 1981 (Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae) with a description of four new species.
The marine-derived stingrays of Potamotrygonidae, endemic to South American river systems, host an interesting parasite fauna equally related to marine lineages. Among those lineages, the diversity… Expand
Phylogenetic analysis of the Pinnotheridae (Crustacea, Brachyura) based on larval morphology, with emphasis on the Dissodactylus species complex
Comparative larval morphology was used to elucidate phylogenetic relationships within the Pinnotheridae and the Dissodactylus species complex. Within the family, seven zoeal and six megalopal… Expand
Revision of Potamotrygonocotyle Mayes, Brooks & Thorson, 1981 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenoidea: Monocotylidae), with descriptions of four new species from the gills of the freshwater stingrays…
The only known monocotylid genus to parasitise Neotropical freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) is Potamotrygonocotyle Mayes, Brooks & Thorson, 1981, a monotypic genus erected to accommodate P.… Expand
TAXONOMIC REVISION OF RHINEBOTHROIDES (EUCESTODA: TETRAPHYLLIDEA: PHYLLOBOTHRIIDAE), PARASITES OF NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER STINGRAYS (RAJIFORMES: MYLIOBATOIDEI: POTAMOTRYGONIDAE)
Extensive new collections of specimens of Rhinebothroides spp. from a wide range of Neotropical freshwater potamotrygonid stingrays in numerous localities permitted critical evaluation of the… Expand
Vernon Kellogg, Host-Switching, and Cospeciation: Rescuing Straggled Ideas
Cospeciation and host-switching have become central concepts in host-parasite coevolutionary studies (Brooks, 1981; Hafner and Nadler, 1988, 1990; Brooks and McLennan, 1993; Page, 1993, 1994).… Expand
ON THE LARVAL STAGES OF MACROCOELOMA DIPLACANTHUM (DECAPODA: BRACHYURA: MAJIDAE), AND A REVIEW OF MITHRACINE PHYLOGENETIC ASPECTS
Abstract Larval development of Macrocoeloma diplacanthum (Stimpson) consists of two zoeal stages, followed by the megalopa. Each larval stage is described in detail. The duration of the zoeal stages… Expand
Complete larval development of Clypeasterophilus stebbingi (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae) and a comparison with other species within the Dissodactylus complex
Clypeasterophilus stebbingi is a small pinnotherid crab living as an ectosymbiont on the Atlantic sea biscuit Clypeaster subdepressus. It is the only known species of Clypeasterophilus to develop… Expand