Phylogenetic evaluation of systematics and biogeography of the leech family Glossiphoniidae

@inproceedings{Siddall2005PhylogeneticEO,
  title={Phylogenetic evaluation of systematics and biogeography of the leech family Glossiphoniidae},
  author={Mark Siddall and Rebecca B. Budinoff and Elizabeth Borda},
  year={2005}
}
The phylogenetic relationships of Glossiphoniidae, a leech family characterised by its high degree of parental care, were investigated with the combined use of morphological data and three molecular datasets. There was strong support for monophyly of most accepted genera in the group, many of which are consistent with eyespot morphology. The genera Desserobdella Barta & Sawyer, 1990 and Oligobdella Moore, 1918 are suppressed as junior synonyms of Placobdella Blanchard, 1893 and thus recognising… CONTINUE READING