The systematic position of Opistocystidae (Annelida, Clitellata) revealed by DNA data
2010 (English)In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, ISSN 1055-7903, E-ISSN 1095-9513, Vol. 54, no 1, 309-313 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Opistocystidae Cernosvitov, 1936 is a largely Neotropical oligochaete taxon containing seven species. its familial status has never been formally challenged, although possible close relationships with Naididae and Phreodrilidae have been noted. Mitochondrial 12S and 16S rDNA, and nuclear 18S rDNA, of a range of aquatic oligochaete taxa, including Trieminentia corderoi (Opistocystidae), were analysed by Bayesian inference. This showed that T. corderoi is a derived lineage within Naididae, closely related to Pristina and its monotypic subfamily Pristininae. Opistocystidae as a whole (with its three genera, Opistocysta, Trieminentia, and Crustipellis) is thus likely to be a group within Naididae.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 54, no 1, 309-313 p.
Aquatic oligochaetes; Pristininae; Molecular systematics; Phylogeny; Taxonomic classification
Research subject Systematic Zoology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-27506DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.09.037ISI: 000273518500029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-27506DiVA: diva2:214586