Abstract

In reviewing material in Australian museum collections from the Australian and Japanese coasts it became clear that many specimens of Amphiglena did not match the diagnosis of any current species. To allow for variability observed among the specimens, and hence within nominal species, three specimens from each locality were included in a cladistic analysis, along with all currently accepted Amphiglena species, new characters, and a variety of apomorphic sabellins. This allowed a reassessment of the monophyly of Amphiglena, its sister group, and relationships with close taxa. Phylogenetic relationships among the species of Amphiglena are presented and six new species are described.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Title
Phylogenetic relationships within Amphiglena Claparède, 1864 (Polychaeta: Sabellidae), description of four new species from Australia, a new species from Japan and comments on previously described species
Author
Capa, M; G. W. Rouse
Year
2007
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Journal of Natural History
Number of pages
327-356
Volume
41
Issue
5-8
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