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A Classification of Living and Fossil Genera of Decapod Crustaceans
This compilation is the first comprehensive estimate of taxonomic diversity within the entire Decapoda, listing all known families and genera organized by higher taxonomic groups and including estimates of the number of species in every genus. Expand
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
Phylogeny of Decapoda using two nuclear protein-coding genes: origin and evolution of the Reptantia.
The first application of two nuclear protein-coding genes, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and sodium-potassium ATPase alpha-subunit, to reconstruct the phylogeny of major infraorders within Decapoda is presented and it is proposed that nuclear Protein-Coding genes should constitute core markers for future phylogenetic studies of decapods, especially for higher systematics. Expand
Revision of the Australian Stomatopod Crustacea
The results of the present study double the known stomatopod fauna of Australian waters, now totalling 146 species and 63 genera, in 7 superfamilies and 14 families—about 50% of species and almost 74% of genera from the Indo-West Pacific. Expand
Phylogeny of the Decapoda reptantia: Resolution using three molecular loci and morphology
The controversial interrelationships of the major clades of the reptant decapods are resolved by simultaneous analysis of 16S, 18S, and 28S rRNA sequences in combination with morphology, including the first molecular data for the controversial Polychelidae, Glypheidae, and Enoplometopidae. Expand
A new hypothesis of decapod phylogeny
A cladistic analysis based on external morphology was carried out on 60 taxa of decapod crustaceans, finding that none of the traditional groups Palinura, Anomura, and Macrura is monophyletic. Expand
Evolutionary history of true crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) and the origin of freshwater crabs.
This work reconstructs the most comprehensive phylogeny of Brachyura to date using sequence data of six nuclear protein-coding genes and two mitochondrial rRNA genes from more than 140 species belonging to 58 families, and confirms that the "Podotremata," are paraphyletic. Expand
Galatheoidea are not monophyletic - molecular and morphological phylogeny of the squat lobsters (Decapoda: Anomura) with recognition of a new superfamily.
The monophyletic status of the squat lobster superfamily Galatheoidea has come under increasing doubt by studies using evidence as diverse as larval and adult somatic morphology, spermExpand
Phylogenetics of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda): the status of Podotremata based on small subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA.
For the first time, the phylogenetic positions of the podotreme crabs were studied by cladistic analysis of small subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA sequences and indicated that Podotremata as a formal concept is untenable. Expand