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Redescription of Felimida elegantula (Philippi, 1844) and a preliminary phylogeny of the European species of Felimida (Chromodorididae)
Ortigosa, D.; Pola, M.; Carmona, L.; Padula, V.; Schrödl, M.; Cervera, J.L. (2014). Redescription of Felimida elegantula (Philippi, 1844) and a preliminary phylogeny of the European species of Felimida (Chromodorididae) . J. Moll. Stud. 80(5): 541-550. hdl.handle.net/10.1093/mollus/eyu041
In: Journal of Molluscan Studies. Oxford University Press: Reading. ISSN 0260-1230; e-ISSN 1464-3766, more
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  • Ortigosa, D.
  • Pola, M.
  • Carmona, L.
  • Padula, V.
  • Schrödl, M.
  • Cervera, J.L.

Abstract
    Felimida elegantula (Philippi, 1844) was originally described as Doris elegantula based on the external morphology of a single specimen from Sicily (Italy). Since Philippi's description, this species has been recorded only a few times, always from the Mediterranean Sea, and without any detailed description of the internal morphology. According to a recent reassessment of the family Chromodorididae, all the eastern Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean species previously attributed to the genus Chromodoris Alder & Hancock, 1855 should be reallocated to Felimida Marcus, 1971. Here we present a morphological redescription of F. elegantula based on five specimens from Sardinia (Italy) as well as a molecular phylogeny using two mitochondrial (cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) and16S rRNA) and one nuclear (histone-3) marker. We aim to investigate phylogenetic relationships within ‘Felimida’ from the Atlantic coast of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.

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