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Porifera taxon details

Melophlus Thiele, 1899

169849  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:169849)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Thiele, J. (1899). Studien über pazifische Spongien. II. Ueber einige Spongien von Celebes. Zoologica. <em>Original-Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Zoologie. Stuttgart.</em> 24 (2): 1-33, pls I-V.
page(s): 8 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

Uriz, M.J. (2002). Family Ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870, <B><I>in</I></B>: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). <i>Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges.</i> pp. 108-126 (look up in IMIS[details]  Full text PDF 
Taxonomy Melophlus sp. had been shown to be grouping with the Geodiidae based on molecular markers (Cárdenas et al., 2011)....  
Taxonomy Melophlus sp. had been shown to be grouping with the Geodiidae based on molecular markers (Cárdenas et al., 2011). Melophlus sarasinorum (type-species of Melophlus) has been shown to also group with the Geodiidae (Cardenas, unpublished results). For that reason Melophlus, formerly assigned to Ancorinidae,is now (tentatively) reassigned to Geodiidae. This decision means that the synapomorphy of the family, sterrasters/aspidasters is assumed to have become lost. [details]
Van Soest, R.W.M.; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J.L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R.; Morrow, C.C. (2019). World Porifera Database. Melophlus Thiele, 1899. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=169849 on 2019-09-16
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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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original description Thiele, J. (1899). Studien über pazifische Spongien. II. Ueber einige Spongien von Celebes. Zoologica. <em>Original-Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Zoologie. Stuttgart.</em> 24 (2): 1-33, pls I-V.
page(s): 8 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description Uriz, M.J. (2002). Family Ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870, <B><I>in</I></B>: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). <i>Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges.</i> pp. 108-126 (look up in IMIS[details]  Full text PDF 

taxonomy source Cárdenas, P.; Xavier, J.R.; Reveillaud, J.; Schander, C.; Rapp, H.T. (2011). Molecular Phylogeny of the Astrophorida (Porifera, Demospongiaep) Reveals an Unexpected High Level of Spicule Homoplasy. <em>PLoS ONE.</em> 6 (4), e18318., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018318 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
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Taxonomy Melophlus sp. had been shown to be grouping with the Geodiidae based on molecular markers (Cárdenas et al., 2011). Melophlus sarasinorum (type-species of Melophlus) has been shown to also group with the Geodiidae (Cardenas, unpublished results). For that reason Melophlus, formerly assigned to Ancorinidae,is now (tentatively) reassigned to Geodiidae. This decision means that the synapomorphy of the family, sterrasters/aspidasters is assumed to have become lost. [details]
 



Melophlus sarasinorum
 Melophlus sarasinorum
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