WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelophlus 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. Original-Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Zoologie. Stuttgart 24(2): 1-33, pls I-V. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

Uriz, M.J. (2002). Family Ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870, in: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges. pp. 108-126 (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Melophlus sp. had been shown to be grouping...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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 Melophlus sarasinorum (type-species of Melophlus) has been shown to also group with the Geodiidae (Cardenas, unpublished results).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]
Boury-Esnault, N.; van Soest, R. (2012). Melophlus Thiele, 1899. In: 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.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Rios, P.; Downey, R. (2017). World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=169849 on 2017-12-11

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2005-07-10 18:05:41Z
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2006-01-04 18:46:07Z
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original description Thiele, J. 1899. Studien über pazifische Spongien. II. Ueber einige Spongien von Celebes. Zoologica. Original-Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Zoologie. Stuttgart 24(2): 1-33, pls I-V. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description Uriz, M.J. (2002). Family Ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870, in: Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of sponges. pp. 108-126 (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

taxonomy source Cárdenas P, Xavier JR, Reveillaud J, Schander C, Rapp HT (2011) Molecular Phylogeny of the Astrophorida (Porifera, Demospongiae) Reveals an Unexpected High Level of Spicule Homoplasy. PLoS ONE 6(4) , available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018318 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Melophlus sarasinorum
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