Pancrustacean phylogeny: hexapods are terrestrial crustaceans and maxillopods are not monophyletic

  title={Pancrustacean phylogeny: hexapods are terrestrial crustaceans and maxillopods are not monophyletic},
  author={Jerome C. Regier and Jeffrey W. Shultz and Robert E. Kambic},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={395 - 401}
Recent molecular analyses indicate that crustaceans and hexapods form a clade (Pancrustacea or Tetraconata), but relationships among its constituent lineages, including monophyly of crustaceans, are controversial. [] Key Result Our phylogenetic analysis of three protein–coding nuclear genes from 62 arthropods and lobopods (Onychophora and Tardigrada) demonstrates that Hexapoda is most closely related to the crustaceans Branchiopoda (fairy shrimp, water fleas, etc.) and Cephalocarida + Remipedia, thereby…

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