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Revised Classification, Nomenclator and Typification of Gastropod and Monoplacophoran Families
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A fully ranked, hierarchical classification summarizes recent advances in the phylogeny of the Gastropoda and Monoplacophora.
On the origin of Acochlidia and other enigmatic euthyneuran gastropods, with implications for the systematics of Heterobranchia
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It is demonstrated that the invasion of the meiofaunal habitat has occurred several times independently in various euthyneuran taxa, leading to convergent adaptations previously misinterpreted as synapomorphies.
Evidence for a clade composed of molluscs with serially repeated structures: Monoplacophorans are related to chitons
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The first molecular data on monoplacophorans, analyzed together with the largest data set of molluscs ever assembled, clearly illustrate that monoplacs and chitons form a clade and may have important implications for metazoan evolution.
Ocean barriers and glaciation: evidence for explosive radiation of mitochondrial lineages in the Antarctic sea slug Doris kerguelenensis (Mollusca, Nudibranchia)
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The diverse lineages found in D. kerguelenensis point towards a recent, explosive radiation, likely reflecting multiple refuges during glaciation events, combined with limited subsequent dispersal, and supports the Antarctic biodiversity pump phenomenon.
Reconstruction of the phylogeny of the opisthobranchia (Mollusca:Gastropoda) by means of 18S and 28S rRNA gene sequences
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The opisthobranch subgroups, including the Acochlidiacea, were confirmed as monophyletic in most analyses, whereas monophyly vs paraphyly of Opisth Hobranchia could not be resolved.
Phylogenomic analyses of deep gastropod relationships reject Orthogastropoda
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This work re-evaluate gastropod phylogenetic relationships by collecting new transcriptome data for 40 species and analysing them in combination with publicly available genomes and transcriptomes, rejecting the prevalent hypothesis of gastropid phylogeny, Orthogastropoda.
Barcoding against a paradox? Combined molecular species delineations reveal multiple cryptic lineages in elusive meiofaunal sea slugs
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This study confirms extensive, morphologically cryptic diversity among meiofauna and accentuates the taxonomic deficit that characterizes meofauna research.
Bye bye "Opisthobranchia"! A review on the contribution of mesopsammic sea slugs to euthyneuran systematics
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The present study combines the published and unpublished topologies, and indicates that monophyletic Rhodopemorpha cluster outside of Euthyneura among shelled basal heterobranchs, acteonids are the sister to rissoellids, and Nudipleura are the basal offshoot of EUTHyneura.
How to describe a cryptic species? Practical challenges of molecular taxonomy
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Three previously valid Pontohedyle species are characterized based on four genetic markers and nine cryptic new species are formally described applying molecular taxonomy, based on diagnostic nucleotides in DNA sequences of the four markers.
Mitogenomics does not resolve deep molluscan relationships (yet?).
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A representative and dense sampling of molluscan subgroups may contribute to resolve contentious interclass relationships in the future, and is vital for exploring the evolution of especially diverse mitochondrial genomes in mollsuscs.
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