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A New Species of Paraturbanella Remane, 1927 (Gastrotricha, Macrodasyida) from the Brazilian Coast, and the Molecular Phylogeny of Turbanellidae Remane, 1926

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Department of Animal Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP 13083970, Brazil
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, via G. Campi, 213/D, I-41125 Modena, Italy
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Diversity 2020, 12(2), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/d12020042
Received: 1 December 2019 / Revised: 14 January 2020 / Accepted: 15 January 2020 / Published: 21 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Meiofauna Biodiversity and Ecology)
The family Turbanellidae includes Paraturbanella and five other genera. Despite the fact that the monophyly of these genera were not satisfactorily tested, species belonging to the genus Paraturbanella are distinguished from turbanellids by sharing a peculiar group of tubes on the ventrolateral side of the anterior pharyngeal region known as “dohrni” tubes. In this study, Paraturbanella tricaudata species nova (sp. nov.) from the intertidal zone of a sandy beach in Trindade (Rio de Janeiro State) and the sublittoral sand of Prumirim Island (São Paulo State), Brazil, is described. The new species can be distinguished from all other Paraturbanella species by the presence of three caudal cones (one medial and two laterals to it) and peculiar arrangement of the male system. This is the first description of a Paraturbanella species from Brazil and the third registered from the Southern Hemisphere (as opposed to 19 species in the Northern Hemisphere); thus, knowledge of marine gastrotrichs biodiversity in this region is far from satisfactory. View Full-Text
Keywords: gastrotricha; meiofauna; biodiversity; taxonomy; South America; South Hemisphere; nuclear genes gastrotricha; meiofauna; biodiversity; taxonomy; South America; South Hemisphere; nuclear genes
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Campos, A.; Todaro, M.A.; Garraffoni, A.R.S. A New Species of Paraturbanella Remane, 1927 (Gastrotricha, Macrodasyida) from the Brazilian Coast, and the Molecular Phylogeny of Turbanellidae Remane, 1926. Diversity 2020, 12, 42.

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