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Antarctic Isopods
Lörz and Held 2004 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 (2004) 4–15
Contact: Grant, Rachel

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The phylogenetic relationships of 14 species of the Antarctic amphipod families Epimeriidae and Iphimediidae were investigated using 553 bp of the gene for the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and 98 morphological characters. Both families are dominant members of the Antarctic benthic amphipod community. In contrast to previous studies, our molecular and morphological data suggest that the families Epimeriidae and Iphimediidae may not be sister taxa. Our study suggests that Iphimediidae are more closely related to Eusirus (Eusiridae) than to Epimeria (Epimeriidae). Phylogenetic analyses based on maximum parsimony (MP) and maximum likelihood (ML) indicate that the genera Iphimediella and Gnathiphimedia are not monophyletic.

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, Antarctica, Isopoda

Geographical coverage
Antarctica [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Isopoda [WoRMS]

Genetic DNA sequence

Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), more

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Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Based on this dataset:
Lörz, A.-N.; Held, C. (2004). A preliminary molecular and morphological phylogeny of the Antarctic Epimeriidae and Iphimediidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 31(1): 4-15., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2010-03-19
Information last updated: 2010-03-19
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