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First Molecular Phylogeny of Lumbrineridae (Annelida)

Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117218 Moscow, Russia
Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway
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Diversity 2022, 14(2), 83;
Received: 1 December 2021 / Revised: 18 January 2022 / Accepted: 18 January 2022 / Published: 25 January 2022
Lumbrineridae is a family of marine annelids with simple external morphology but complex and diverse jaw apparatuses consisting of paired maxillae and mandibles. Here we present the first phylogeny of lumbrinerids based on combination of nuclear (18S rDNA) and mitochondrial (COI, 16S rDNA) markers utilizing Bayesian inference and Maximum Likelihood approaches. Despite limited taxon sampling, our results support monophyly of the genera Abyssoninoe, Augeneria, Gallardoneris, Lumbrineriopsis, and Ninoe and indicate polyphyly of the genera Lumbrineris (the type genus of the family) and Scoletoma. None of the morphological characters traditionally used in lumbrinerid systematics, such as the presence of connecting plates, four pairs of maxillae, bidentate simple hooded hooks, colorless maxillae IV, and multidentate maxillae IV were found to be exclusive homologies for a well-supported clade and have probably evolved several times independently within Lumbrineridae. View Full-Text
Keywords: Polychaeta; maxillae; jaws; morphology Polychaeta; maxillae; jaws; morphology
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Borisova, P.; Budaeva, N. First Molecular Phylogeny of Lumbrineridae (Annelida). Diversity 2022, 14, 83.

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