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Crawling through time: Transition of snails to slugs dating back to the Paleozoic, based on mitochondrial phylogenomics.
Sea slugs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) are characterized by extensive morphological homoplasy. In particular, reduced or absent shells are predominant throughout the group. This trend towards shellExpand
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A Tale That Morphology Fails to Tell: A Molecular Phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda)
Aeolidida is one of the largest clades of nudibranchs with at least 560 known species. However, its systematics has not been studied in a comprehensive manner. Phylogenetic analyses of larger cladesExpand
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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 benthicExpand
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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 (sensu Burn and Thompson 1998 ) have been investigated by means of Bayesian, parsimony and distance analyses of nuclearExpand
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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. This study, the most comprehensive for Cladobranchia to date, used new sequences of twoExpand
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Phylogeny of Hypselodoris (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) with a review of the monophyletic clade of Indo-Pacific species, including descriptions of twelve new species
Abstract This work provides an account of the systematics and phylogeny of Hypselodoris . Aspects of the morphology of 42 species are described and the systematic status of an additional 11 speciesExpand
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Anatomy of an Invasion: Systematics and Distribution of the Introduced Opisthobranch Snail, Haminoea japonica Pilsbry, 1895 (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Haminoeidae)
Haminoea japonica Pilsbry, 1895 is documented from the Pacific coast of North America and from European waters in Italy and northwestern Spain. Haminoea japonica is a senior synonym of HaminoeaExpand
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Origins and relationships of primitive members of the Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
An examination of possible prosobranch precursors of opisthobranchs and pulmonates suggests that archaeogastropods are poor candidates, as they lack the complex female glands which characterize allExpand
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Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History: A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs
Chromodorid nudibranchs (16 genera, 300+ species) are beautiful, brightly colored sea slugs found primarily in tropical coral reef habitats and subtropical coastal waters. The chromodorids are theExpand
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