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Crawling through time: Transition of snails to slugs dating back to the Paleozoic, based on mitochondrial phylogenomics.
This work names three new clades within the Opisthobranchia, the Actopleura (Acteonoidea plus Nudipleura, Placoesophaga, and Siphoglossa, and uses molecular clock dating that suggests an earlier opisth Hobranch divergence than previously reported.
Nudibranchs of Southern Africa: A Guide to Opisthobranch Molluscs of Southern Africa
Southern Africa, whose east coast originates in tropical waters and whose west coast is cooled by upwelling and the north-flowing Benguela current, may be expected to have a rich and complex benthic
A Tale That Morphology Fails to Tell: A Molecular Phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda)
This study, the most comprehensive for Aeolidida to date, uses new sequences of two mitochondrial (COI and 16S) genes and one nuclear gene to resolve the systematic relationships within the Aeolidiidae at a generic level, requiring changes in the systematics of this family.
A Radical Solution: The Phylogeny of the Nudibranch Family Fionidae
The present study is the first molecular phylogeny of Tergipedidae based on partial sequences of two mitochondrial (COI and 16S) genes and one nuclear gene (H3) and it does not recover the traditional systematic relationships at a generic level, and therefore, systematic changes are required.
A molecular phylogeny of the Cephalaspidea sensu lato (Gastropoda: Euthyneura): Architectibranchia redefined and Runcinacea reinstated
The monophyly and phylogenetic relationships of the Cephalaspidea sensu lato have been investigated by means of Bayesian, parsimony and distance analyses of nuclear and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I genes.
The first molecular phylogeny of cladobranchian opisthobranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia).
  • M. Pola, T. Gosliner
  • Biology, Medicine
    Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 September 2010
The first molecular phylogeny is presented for the highly diverse, opisthobranch molluscan Cladobranchia with new sequences of two mitochondrial and one nuclear genes for 95 specimens from 22 families and 38 genera with a species of Pleurobranchoidea as outgroup.
Phylogeny of Hypselodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) with a review of the monophyletic clade of Indo-Pacific species, including descriptions of twelve new species
An account of the systematics and phylogeny of Hypselodoris is provided, which largely refute the generality of the hypothesis of Springer (1982), that Pacific Plate and Australasian Plate endemic sister taxa should predominate.
Anatomy of an Invasion: Systematics and Distribution of the Introduced Opisthobranch Snail, Haminoea japonica Pilsbry, 1895 (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Haminoeidae)
An Anatomical similarities in the external anatomy, coloration, radula, jaw, gizzard and reproductive anatomy demonstrate that the specimens represent a single conspecific species.