Phylogenetic analysis of the family Ampithoidae Stebbing, 1899 (Crustacea: Amphipoda), with a synopsis of the genera

  title={Phylogenetic analysis of the family Ampithoidae Stebbing, 1899 (Crustacea: Amphipoda), with a synopsis of the genera},
  author={Rachael A Peart and Shane T. Ahyong},
  journal={Journal of Crustacean Biology},
The Ampithoidae is a speciose family of mostly herbivorous amphipods. Although these amphipods feature heavily in shallow-water community and other ecological studies, their phylogenetic relationships have been little studied. We examined the phylogenetic relationships within Ampithoidae to test the subfamilial and generic classification. Cladistic analysis of 77 morphological characters across 53 terminal taxa representing all recognised genera resulted in five most parsimonious trees… 
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