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New species and range extension of Doconesthes
Added on: 2015-02-26 13:01:03 by Dohrmann, Martin
Henry M. Reiswig (2015) First Lanuginellinae (Porifera, Hexactinellida, Rossellidae) from the NE Pacific and first species of Doconesthes from the Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3920: 572-578. ... [Read more]
Taxonomy and biogeography of Metania
Added on: 2015-02-25 07:05:18 by Hooper, John
Manconi, R.; Cadeddu, B.; Pronzato, R. (2015). Adaptive morpho-traits, taxonomy and biogeography of Metania Gray, 1867 (Porifera: Spongillina: Metaniidae) with the description of a new species from Madagascar. Zootaxa 3918 (1): 039–056 ... [Read more]
Theonellidae from the deep Florida shelf
Added on: 2015-02-24 12:01:10 by Cardenas, Paco
Pisera A, Pomponi SA. 2015. New data on lithistid sponges from the deep Florida shelf with description of a new species of Theonella. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom FirstView: 1-13. ... [Read more]
Late Eocene sponges of southern Australia
Added on: 2015-02-09 06:15:51 by Hooper, John
Lukowiak, M. (2015), Late Eocene siliceous sponge fauna of southern Australia: reconstruction based on loose spicules record. Zootaxa 3917(1): 1-65 ... [Read more]
A new Mediterranean Hexactinellid
Added on: 2015-01-12 22:27:09 by Boury-Esnault, Nicole
Boury-Esnault, N.; Vacelet, J.; Reiswig, HM; Fourt, M.; Aguilar, R.: Chevaldonné, P. 2014. Mediterranean hexactinellid sponges, with the description of a new Sympagella species (Porifera, Hexactinellida). Journal of the marine Biological Association of the UK on line ... [Read more]
Lithistid sponges confirmed to be polyphyletic in a comprehensive integrated study
Added on: 2015-01-09 12:31:54 by van Soest, Rob
Schuster, A.; Erpenbeck, D.; Pisera, A.; Hooper, J.; Bryce, M.; Fromont, J.; Wörheide, G. 2014. Deceptive desmas: molecular phylogenetics suggests a new classification and uncovers convergent evolution of lithistid demosponges. PLOS One 10 (1): e116038 ... [Read more]
Hexactinellida of Chile revised
Added on: 2014-12-04 13:57:46 by Dohrmann, Martin
Reiswig, H.M. & Araya, J.F. (2014) A review of the Hexactinellida (Porifera) of Chile, with the first record of Caulophacus Schulze, 1885 (Lyssacinosida: Rossellidae) from the Southeastern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3889:414-428 ... [Read more]
Dendy got it right: Symplectella is a rossellid
Added on: 2014-11-27 12:17:15 by Dohrmann, Martin
Dohrmann, M. (2015) Symplectella rowi (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida) is a rossellid, not a euplectellid. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (in press). ... [Read more]
New insights into abyssal sponges from Kurile-Kamchatka region (NW Pacific)
Added on: 2014-09-04 10:03:15 by Janussen, Dorte; Downey, R.V.
Downey, R.V., & Janussen, D. 2014. New insights into the abyssal sponge fauna of the Kurile-Kamchatka plain and trench region (Northwest Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.08.010 ... [Read more]
Sponges: new chapter in the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
Added on: 2014-09-04 09:57:49 by Janussen, Dorte; Downey, R.V.
Janussen, D. & Downey, R.V. 2014. Chapter 5.5. Porifera. In: De Broyer C., Koubbi P., Griffiths H.J., Raymond B., Udekem d’Acoz C. d’, et al. (eds.). SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean, pp. 94-102. ... [Read more]
Point of view: Higher taxa changes in the WPD
Added on: 2012-05-17 16:23:19 by van Soest, Rob
Authors of recent phylogenetic papers in which new higher taxa are proposed based on new (molecular) results must exercise patience in awaiting incorporation of their proposals in the WPD. We take the view that continuity and internal consistency of the WPD classification dictates restraint with implementing high impact changes. ... [Read more]
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Added on: 2010-11-12 11:07:10 by van Soest, Rob
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