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Ravara, Ascensão; Wiklund, Helena; Cunha, Marina R. ; Pleijel, Fredrik. 2010: Phylogenetic relationships within Nephtyidae (Polychaeta, Annelida). Zoologica Scripta 39(4): 394-405.
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We present the first phylogeny of nephtyids, a common, soft-bottom living polychaete family comprising five genera and over 100 species. Characters used to distinguish nephtyid genera are a matter of controversy and considerable confusion remains as to the generic delineations. The phylogeny is estimated with molecular data from the mitochondrial genes cytochrome oxidase I and 16S rDNA, the nuclear genes 18S rDNA and 28S rDNA and morphological data. The results reveal two well-supported major clades, corresponding in part to the two main genera of the family, Aglaophamus and Nephtys. The species Nephtys pulchra and Nephtys australiensis are transferred to Aglaophamus, and new diagnoses for the genera are provided. Dentinephtys is synonymized with Nephtys, and Nephtys cornuta is sister to the remaining nephtyids and is referred to the new genus Bipalponephtys, together with Nephtys danida and Micronephthys neotena. Micronephthys is sister to Nephtys and Inermonephtys is of uncertain position.
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Aglaophamus australiensis (Fauchald, 1965) (status source)
Aglaophamus neotenus Noyes, 1980 accepted as Micronephthys neotena (Noyes, 1980) (source of synonymy)
Aglaophamus pulcher (Rainer, 1991) (status source)
Bipalponephtys Ravara, Wiklund, Cunha & Pleijel, 2010 accepted as Micronephthys Friedrich, 1939 (original description)
Bipalponephtys cornuta (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1945) accepted as Micronephthys cornuta (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1945) (new combination reference)
Bipalponephtys danida (Nateewathana & Hylleberg, 1986) accepted as Micronephthys danida (Nateewathana & Hylleberg, 1986) (new combination reference)
Bipalponephtys neotena (Noyes, 1980) accepted as Micronephthys neotena (Noyes, 1980) (new combination reference)
Dentinephtys Imajima, 1987 accepted as Nephtys Cuvier, 1817 (source of synonymy)
Dentinephtys glabra (Hartman, 1950) accepted as Nephtys glabra Hartman, 1950 (status source)
Micronephthys neotena (Noyes, 1980) (source of synonymy)
Nephthys cornuta Berkeley & Berkeley, 1945 accepted as Micronephthys cornuta (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1945) (source of synonymy)
Nephtys australiensis Fauchald, 1965 accepted as Aglaophamus australiensis (Fauchald, 1965) (new combination reference)
Nephtys danida Nateewathana & Hylleberg, 1986 accepted as Micronephthys danida (Nateewathana & Hylleberg, 1986) (source of synonymy)
Nephtys neotena (Noyes, 1980) accepted as Micronephthys neotena (Noyes, 1980) (source of synonymy)
Nephtys pulchra Rainer, 1991 accepted as Aglaophamus pulcher (Rainer, 1991) (new combination reference)