Recognising and defining a new crown clade within Stromboidea Rafinesque, 1815 (Mollusca, Gastropoda)

Maxwell, Stephen J., Dekkers, Art M., Rymer, Tasmin L., and Congdon, Bradley C. (2019) Recognising and defining a new crown clade within Stromboidea Rafinesque, 1815 (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys, 867. pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

This paper defines a new crown clade Neostromboidea to separate the Strombidae, Rostellariidae, and Seraphsidae from their sister families Struthiolariidae and Aporrhaidae. There is significant value to understanding evolutionary processes within Stromboidea to recognise the universal similarity in the position of the eye on the end of peduncles and a diminished cephalic tentacle that arises from the middle to the end on that peduncle. This is in contrast to other members of the Stromboidea where the eye is located at the base of the cephalic tentacle. These physiological differences represent two set of organisms with divergent and independent evolutionary life histories and therefore these differences need to be identifiable within the nomenclature to bring meaning to the way we name things.

Item ID: 59066
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1313-2970
Keywords: Aporrhaidae, Rostellariidae, Seraphsidae, Strombidae, Struthiolariidae
Copyright Information: Copyright Stephen J. Maxwell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 00:39
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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