Descriptions of new sponge species and genus, including aspiculate Plakinidae, overturn the Homoscleromorpha classification

@article{Ruz2017DescriptionsON,
  title={Descriptions of new sponge species and genus, including aspiculate Plakinidae, overturn the Homoscleromorpha classification},
  author={C. Ru{\'i}z and G. Muricy and A. Lage and Celso Domingos and S. Chenesseau and T. P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={179},
  pages={707-724}
}
  • C. Ruíz, G. Muricy, +3 authors T. Pérez
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
  • Among the Porifera, the taxonomy and systematics of Homoscleromorpha is one of the most challenging. Over the last two decades, this class and its single order Homosclerophorida have seen a high rate of new descriptions and phylogenetic investigations which have led to the resurrection of two well-supported families, defined as the `spiculate' Plakinidae and the `aspiculate' Oscarellidae. In recent years, the development of an integrative taxonomic approach and the exploration of new marine… CONTINUE READING
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