Volume 31 Number 1 2017
Genomics is a burgeoning science which will soon generate up to zetta base pairs of DNA data per year. The present paper describes research frameworks and new portals to sequence data set up by the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance, which can facilitate comparative genomics. This cooperative, bottom-up approach will advance the characterization of genomic biodiversity in non-insect, mostly aquatic invertebrates.
IS15062Finding hot singles: matching males to females in dimorphic spiders (Araneidae: Micrathena) using phylogenetic placement and DNA barcoding
Males and females of some spiders are so different that it is often difficult to tell if they belong to the same species or not. Using DNA sequences and phylogenetic relationships, we suceed in matching males and females of some poorly known species of spiny South American orb-weaving spiders. Our study exemplifies how taking evolutionary relationships into account might help understanding the most basic aspects of biodiversity. Photograph: Micrathena yanomami, by A. Anker.
IS16020Carnivorous sponges (Porifera : Demospongiae : Poecilosclerida : Cladorhizidae) from the Drake Passage (Southern Ocean) with a description of eight new species and a review of the family Cladorhizidae in the Southern Ocean
Carnivorous sponges (family Cladorhizidae) are a fascinating group but, since they occur mainly in deep-water, remain poorly known. A collection was made from the Drake Passage, Southern Ocean and from this eight new species are described. Biogeographic analysis shows that the Cladorhizidae are the second most species rich Demosponge family in the Southern Ocean, additional studies of seamount habitats are required to increase our knowledge. Photograph: Asbestopluma (Helophloeina) keraia, sp. nov., by K. Hendry.
IS16032A new phoronid species, Phoronis embryolabi, with a novel type of development, and consideration of phoronid taxonomy and DNA barcoding
Phoronida is a group of marine invertebrates, whose taxonomy is poor developed. A new phoronid species Phoronis embryolabi Temereva, Chichvarkhin, 2016, which has an unusual type of development – viviparity of larvae, has been described by morphological and molecular methods. For future development of phoronid taxonomy, the type of development should be considered as one of the main characteristic. Photograph: Phoronis embryolabi, sp. nov., by E. Temereva.
IS16042Placing the forgotten: on the positions of Euenchytraeus and Chamaedrilus in an updated enchytraeid phylogeny (Clitellata : Enchytraeidae)
The enchytraeid genus Cognettia was recently split into Euenchytraeus and Chamaedrilus, and representatives of Euenchytraeus have never been included in phylogenetic studies. Here we test if these two taxa are separate lineages by re-assessing the phylogeny of the family Enchytraeidae, involving a broad sample of genera. We find support for the separation of Euenchytraeus and Chamaedrilus but their exact relationship with the closely related Stercutus is not completely resolved.
IS15050Cladistic analysis of the family Nomoclastidae with descriptions of a new genus and eight new species (Opiliones, Laniatores)
Nomoclastidae, a recently ranked family of harvestmen from the Neotropical region is revised. A morphological relationship hypothesis for its species is proposed and a new genus and eight new species are described. This paper improves the knowledge of this underestimated family and discusses the mud nest reproductive site, a characteristic behaviour more widespread than previously known. Photograph: Callcosma abrapatricia, sp. nov., by R. Pinto-da-Rocha.
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The identity of Monomia argentata (Crustacea: Brachyura: Portunidae) resolved by X-ray, CT-scanning and molecular comparisons
A spectacular new genus of Staphylinini rove beetle from the Tropical Andes and its phylogenetic assessment (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
Exploring the role of within-island ecogeographical factors: insights from the genetic diversity of Cretan trap-door spiders (Cyrtocarenum cunicularium, Ctenizidae, Araneae)
Astrocoryne cabela gen. nov., sp. nov. (Hydrozoa: Sphaerocorynidae), a new sponge-associated hydrozoan
Where Fossils Dare and Males Matter: combined morphological and molecular analysis untangles the evolutionary history of the spider ant genus Leptomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Dolichoderinae)
Molecular and morphological evidence for a new genus of small trapdoor spiders from arid Western Australia (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Nemesiidae: Anaminae)
Species richness of jellyfishes (Scyphozoa: Discomedusae) in the Tropical Eastern Pacific: missed taxa, molecules, and morphology match in a biodiversity hotspot
A tentative molecular phylogeny of the Palaearctic and Oriental members of the tribe Boarmiini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae)
Mitochondrial phylogenomics and chemical profiles reveal a new genus and species of Neotropical termite with snapping soldiers, Palmitermes impostor (Termitidae: Termitinae).
Cladistic analysis supports the monophyly of the Neotropical crab-spider genus Epicadus and its senior synonymy over Tobias (Araneae: Thomisidae)
The systematics and biogeography of the mite harvestman family Sironidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi) with the description of five new species
Testing species delimitation with larval morphology: SEM analysis of protonymphon larvae of two closely related sea spiders, Pallenopsis patagonica (Hoek, 1881) and Pallenopsis yepayekae Weis, 2014
The Australasian spiny trapdoor spiders of the family Idiopidae (Mygalomorphae: Arbanitinae): a relimitation and revision at the generic level
eadem figura manet: Measuring morphological convergence in diplocentrid scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones: Diplocentridae) under a multilocus phylogenetic framework
The systematics of land crabs of the genus Gecarcoidea H. Milne Edwards, 1837, and recognition of a pseudocryptic species, G. humei (Wood-Mason, 1874) from the eastern Indian Ocean (Crustacea: Decapoda: Gecarcinidae)
The new ant-eating genus Suffascar (Araneae, Zodariidae) endemic to Madagascar: a considerable extension of the dual femoral organ clade
Total evidence phylogeny of the North American harvestman family Stygnopsidae (Opiliones: Laniatores: Grassatores) reveals hidden diversity
Species richness in the genus Microplana (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Microplaninae) in Europe: as yet no asymptote in sight
When morphology and molecules work together: lines of evidence for the validity of Caridina buehleri Roux, 1934 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) and for C. gueryi Marquet, Keith & Kalfatak, 2009 as its junior synonym.
Molecular phylogeny informs generic and subgeneric concepts in the Schizoptera Fieber genus group (Heteroptera: Schizopteridae) and reveals multiple origins of female-specific elytra
Morphological and molecular characterisation of a new genus and new species of Parabathynellidae (Crustacea: Syncarida) in Queensland, Australia.
A review of the status of Coptotermes (Isoptera : Rhinotermitidae) species in Australia with the description of two new small termite species from Northern and Eastern Australia
Systematic revision of Brachypelma red-kneed tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae), and the use of DNA barcodes to assist in the identification and conservation of CITES-listed species.
Cyphastrea (Cnidaria : Scleractinia : Merulinidae) in the Red Sea: phylogeny and a new reef coral species
The enigmatic groundwater amphipod, Awacaris kawasawai, revisited: synonymisation of the genus Sternomoera, with molecular phylogenetic analyses of Awacaris and Sternomoera species (Crustacea : Amphipoda : Pontogeneiidae)
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Invertebrate Systematics 31 (1)Christian R. Voolstra, GIGA Community of Scientists (COS), Gert Wörheide, Jose V. Lopez
Finding hot singles: matching males to females in dimorphic spiders (Araneidae: Micrathena) using phylogenetic placement and DNA barcodingInvertebrate Systematics 31 (1)Ivan L. F. Magalhaes, Pedro H. Martins, André A. Nogueira, Adalberto J. Santos
Cladistic analysis of the family Nomoclastidae with descriptions of a new genus and eight new species (Opiliones, Laniatores)Invertebrate Systematics 31 (1)Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha, Cibele Bragagnolo
A new phoronid species, Phoronis embryolabi, with a novel type of development, and consideration of phoronid taxonomy and DNA barcodingInvertebrate Systematics 31 (1)Elena N. Temereva, Anton Chichvarkhin
Carnivorous sponges (Porifera : Demospongiae : Poecilosclerida : Cladorhizidae) from the Drake Passage (Southern Ocean) with a description of eight new species and a review of the family Cladorhizidae in the Southern OceanInvertebrate Systematics 31 (1)Claire E. Goodwin, Jade Berman, Rachel V. Downey, Katharine R. Hendry
Redescription of Pelagia benovici into a new jellyfish genus, Mawia, gen. nov., and its phylogenetic position within Pelagiidae (Cnidaria : Scyphozoa : Semaeostomeae)Invertebrate Systematics 30 (6)M. Avian, A. Ramšak, V. Tirelli, I. D'Ambra, A. Malej
Integrative systematic studies on tardigrades from Antarctica identify new genera and new species within Macrobiotoidea and EchiniscoideaInvertebrate Systematics 30 (4)Matteo Vecchi, Michele Cesari, Roberto Bertolani, K. Ingemar Jönsson, Lorena Rebecchi, Roberto Guidetti
Diversity, phylogenetic relationships and host associations of Calliobothrium and Symcallio (Cestoda: ‘Tetraphyllidea') parasitising triakid sharksInvertebrate Systematics 30 (6)James P. Bernot, Janine N. Caira, Maria Pickering
Two recently discovered species of Apiomorpha (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) feeding on eudesmid eucalypts in Western Australia reaffirm host conservatism in this gall-inducing scale insect genusInvertebrate Systematics 30 (3)Penelope J. Mills, Thomas L. Semple, Kathleen L. S. Garland, Lyn G. Cook
Genetic diversity and biogeography of the south polar water bear Acutuncus antarcticus (Eutardigrada : Hypsibiidae) – evidence that it is a truly pan-Antarctic speciesInvertebrate Systematics 30 (6)Michele Cesari, Sandra J. McInnes, Roberto Bertolani, Lorena Rebecchi, Roberto Guidetti
Invertebrate Systematics 30 (4)Joseph Mugleston, Michael Naegle, Hojun Song, Seth M. Bybee, Spencer Ingley, Anton Suvorov, Michael F. Whiting
Invertebrate Systematics 30 (3)Jennifer S. Trickey, Martin Thiel, Jonathan M. Waters
Re-evaluation of the systematic status of two deep-water recorded Periclimenes species (Decapoda : Palaemonidae), with a preliminary analysis on the evolution of certain echinoid-associated palaemonid shrimps and related taxaInvertebrate Systematics 30 (5)Qi Kou, Xinzheng Li, Zhibin Gan
Discovery of a free-living nematode phylogenetically related to vertebrate parasites of the genus Strongyloides (Nematoda : Strongyloidoidea): morphological, anatomical and molecular characterisationInvertebrate Systematics 30 (4)Ren-E Huang, Runsheng Li, Zhongying Zhao
Exploring high-mountain limnic faunas: discovery of a novel endemic bivalve species (Sphaeriidae : Pisidium) in the Nepal HimalayasInvertebrate Systematics 30 (6)Ulrich Bößneck, Catharina Clewing, Christian Albrecht
Porcelain crabs of the genera Pachycheles Stimpson and Neopisosoma Haig (Decapoda : Anomura : Porcellanidae): new premises based on molecular data and comments on phylogenetic relationships in the familyInvertebrate Systematics 30 (5)Ivana Miranda, Fernando L. Mantelatto
Placing the forgotten: on the positions of Euenchytraeus and Chamaedrilus in an updated enchytraeid phylogeny (Clitellata : Enchytraeidae)Invertebrate Systematics 31 (1)Svante Martinsson, Klára Dózsa-Farkas, Emilia Rota, Christer Erséus
Diversity, complementary distributions and taxonomy of Rhagada land snails (Gastropoda : Camaenidae) on the Burrup Peninsula, Western AustraliaInvertebrate Systematics 30 (4)Michael S. Johnson, Sean Stankowski, Peter G. Kendrick, Zoë R. Hamilton, Roy J. Teale
Phylogenetic systematics of the land snail Basedowena from the Australian arid zone: taxonomic revision with description of new taxa (Stylommatophora : Camaenidae)Invertebrate Systematics 30 (4)Francesco Criscione, Frank Köhler
Molecular phylogenetic analysis and comparative morphology resolve two new species of olive-tree soil related dagger nematodes of the genus Xiphinema (Dorylaimida : Longidoridae) from SpainInvertebrate Systematics 30 (6)Antonio Archidona-Yuste, Juan A. Navas-Cortés, Carolina Cantalapiedra-Navarrete, Juan E. Palomares-Rius, Pablo Castillo