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Novelty in phylogeny of gastrotricha: evidence from 18S rRNA gene.
Gastrotricha form a phylum which is crucial for defining the origin of pseudocoelomates, in that they share a number of characters with Rotifera and Nematoda but also with acoelomates, and even theExpand
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Stylochus mediterraneus (Turbellaria: Polycladida), predator on the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis
The polyclad Stylochus mediterraneus Galleni has been found associated with the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk., on which it feeds. Polyclads allowed to feed freely on groups of mussels ofExpand
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Meiofauna densities and gastrotrich community composition in a Mediterranean sea cave
During the past 5 decades, the large-sized biota inhabiting dark marine caves has attracted the attention of many marine biologists; in contrast, studies concerning the meiofaunal organisms of theseExpand
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Marine gastrotrichs from the Tremiti Archipelago in the southern Adriatic Sea, with the description of two new species of Urodasys
Abstract Twenty‐four macrodasyid and thirteen chaetonotid species of marine Gastrotricha are reported. Two of these species ‐ Urodasys apuliensis and U. bucinastylis ‐ are new, while the macrodasyidExpand
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Morphology of Xenodasys (Gastrotricha): the first species from the Mediterranean Sea and the establishment of Chordodasiopsis gen. nov. and Xenodasyidae fam. nov.
During a survey of the Italian marine meiofauna, several specimens of the rare gastrotrich genus Xenodasys were found in a submarine cave along the Ionian coast of Apulia. The ¢nding represents theExpand
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Meiofauna of the Adriatic Sea: present knowledge and future perspectives
Owing to technical problems and difficult taxonomic identification, meiofauna have been generally less studied than macrofauna. However, the role of meiofauna in marine ecosystem functioning, andExpand
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Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) 'in the shape space' (Rodentia, Sciuridae): sexual dimorphism, growth and allometry of the mandible
Abstract. Geometric morphometrics was applied in a quantitative analysis of the morphology of the yellow-bellied marmot mandible. Five age classes were recognised by premolar toothwear, and the sizeExpand
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Detecting biological distinctiveness using geometric morphometrics: an example case from the Vancouver Island marmot
The Vancouver Island marmot (M. vancouverensis) consists of a small insular population with an uncommon dark-brown pelage colour. This population provides an excellent example of how morphology andExpand
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