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Mah, C.L. (2005). A phylogeny of Iconaster and Glyphodiscus (Goniasteridae; Valvatida; Asteroidea) with descriptions of four new species. Zoosystema 27(1): 131-167.
Mah, C. L.
A phylogeny of <i>Iconaster</i> and <i>Glyphodiscus</i> (Goniasteridae; Valvatida; Asteroidea) with descriptions of four new species
27(1): 131-167
A phylogenetic analysis of 12 taxa and 31 characters resulted in a single most parsimonious tree that supports monophyly of the goniasterid genera Iconaster and Glyphodiscus. Four new species, Glyphodiscus magnificus, Glyphodiscus pentagonalis, Iconaster uchelbeluuensis, and Iconaster vanuatuensis, are described and two species are synonymized. At least three species within the genus Iconaster appear to have invaded shallower water from a deeper-water ancestry. Glassy granules, similar to those interpreted as photoreceptors in ophiuroids and other goniasterids, are present in the shallow-water Iconaster clade. Glassy granules are largely absent in the deeper-water sister and outgroup taxa, suggesting their occurrence as related to photic zone or shallow-water occupation. Biogeographic patterns as presently known suggest that diversification in Iconaster and Glyphodiscus has been restricted to the central and south-Pacific regions.
Pacific, South East
Phylogeny, Phylogenesis
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Glyphodiscus Fisher, 1917 (basis of record)
Glyphodiscus magnificus Mah, 2005 (original description)
Glyphodiscus pentagonalis Mah, 2005 (original description)
Glyphodiscus perierctus (Fisher, 1913) (source of synonymy)
Goniasteridae Forbes, 1841 (additional source)
Iconaster Sladen, 1889 (basis of record)
Iconaster corindonensis Aziz & Jangoux, 1984 accepted as Lithosoma penichra Fisher, 1917 (source of synonymy)
Iconaster elegans Jangoux, 1981 (additional source)
Iconaster longimanus (Möbius, 1859) (additional source)
Iconaster uchelbeluuensis Mah, 2005 (original description)
Iconaster vanuatuensis Mah, 2005 (original description)
New Caledonia for Glyphodiscus magnificus Mah, 2005 
New Caledonia for Glyphodiscus pentagonalis Mah, 2005 
New Caledonia for Glyphodiscus perierctus (Fisher, 1913) 
New Caledonia for Iconaster uchelbeluuensis Mah, 2005 
Palau for Glyphodiscus magnificus Mah, 2005 
Palau Islands for Iconaster uchelbeluuensis Mah, 2005 
Philippines for Iconaster uchelbeluuensis Mah, 2005 
Vanuatu (Continental Slope) for Glyphodiscus magnificus Mah, 2005 
Vanuatu (Continental Slope) for Iconaster vanuatuensis Mah, 2005 
Western Australia (state) for Glyphodiscus perierctus (Fisher, 1913) 
Holotype CAS 168012, identified as Glyphodiscus magnificus Mah, 2005
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