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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Danwei
dc.contributor.authorBenzoni, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorArrigoni, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Andrew Hamilton
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.contributor.authorBouwmeester, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorChou, Lokeming
dc.contributor.authorFukami, Hironobu
dc.contributor.authorLicuanan, Wilfredo Y.
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Edward R.
dc.contributor.authorMeier, Rudolf
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Peter Alan
dc.contributor.authorBudd, Ann F.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:55:07Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:55:07Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-03
dc.identifier.citationHuang, D., Benzoni, F., Arrigoni, R., Baird, A. H., Berumen, M. L., Bouwmeester, J., … Budd, A. F. (2014). Towards a phylogenetic classification of reef corals: the Indo-Pacific generaMerulina,GoniastreaandScapophyllia(Scleractinia, Merulinidae). Zoologica Scripta, 43(5), 531–548. doi:10.1111/zsc.12061
dc.identifier.issn03003256
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/zsc.12061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563588
dc.description.abstractRecent advances in scleractinian systematics and taxonomy have been achieved through the integration of molecular and morphological data, as well as rigorous analysis using phylogenetic methods. In this study, we continue in our pursuit of a phylogenetic classification by examining the evolutionary relationships between the closely related reef coral genera Merulina, Goniastrea, Paraclavarina and Scapophyllia (Merulinidae). In particular, we address the extreme polyphyly of Favites and Goniastrea that was discovered a decade ago. We sampled 145 specimens belonging to 16 species from a wide geographic range in the Indo-Pacific, focusing especially on type localities, including the Red Sea, western Indian Ocean and central Pacific. Tree reconstructions based on both nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal a novel lineage composed of three species previously placed in Favites and Goniastrea. Morphological analyses indicate that this clade, Paragoniastrea Huang, Benzoni & Budd, gen. n., has a unique combination of corallite and subcorallite features observable with scanning electron microscopy and thin sections. Molecular and morphological evidence furthermore indicates that the monotypic genus Paraclavarina is nested within Merulina, and the former is therefore synonymised. © 2014 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
dc.publisherWiley
dc.titleTowards a phylogenetic classification of reef corals: The Indo-Pacific genera Merulina, Goniastrea and Scapophyllia (Scleractinia, Merulinidae)
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Lab
dc.identifier.journalZoologica Scripta
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, United States
dc.contributor.institutionScripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093, United States
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, SGP, 117543, Singapore
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, Milan, 20126, Italy
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marine Biology and Environmental Science, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, 889-2192, Japan
dc.contributor.institutionBr. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research Center and Biology Department, De La Salle University, Manila, 1004, Philippines
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Marine Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.personBouwmeester, Jessica
dc.date.published-online2014-06-03
dc.date.published-print2014-09


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