Revised Classification, Nomenclator and Typification of Gastropod and Monoplacophoran Families
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
- K. Jörger, I. Stöger, Y. Kano, H. Fukuda, T. Knebelsberger, M. Schrödl
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 25 October 2010
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.
Phylogenomic analyses of deep gastropod relationships reject Orthogastropoda
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.
How to describe a cryptic species? Practical challenges of molecular taxonomy
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.
Evidence for a clade composed of molluscs with serially repeated structures: Monoplacophorans are related to chitons
- Gonzalo Giribet, Akiko Okusu, A. Lindgren, Stephanie W. Huff, M. Schrödl, M. Nishiguchi
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 16 May 2006
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)
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
The opisthobranch subgroups, including the Acochlidiacea, were confirmed as monophyletic in most analyses, whereas monophyly vs paraphyly of Opisth Hobranchia could not be resolved.
Barcoding against a paradox? Combined molecular species delineations reveal multiple cryptic lineages in elusive meiofaunal sea slugs
This study confirms extensive, morphologically cryptic diversity among meiofauna and accentuates the taxonomic deficit that characterizes meofauna research.
Mitogenomics does not resolve deep molluscan relationships (yet?).