The taxonomic status of the genus Moseria (Siphonophora, Physonectae)

Pugh, P.R. ORCID: 2006 The taxonomic status of the genus Moseria (Siphonophora, Physonectae). Zootaxa, 1343. 1-42.

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The status of the two species presently included within the genus Moseri a (Siphonophora, Physonectae), M. convoluta (Moser, 1925) and M. sim ilis Margulis, 1977, is reviewed. Based on the availabil ity of new material, described herein, both are considered valid. They can be distinguished by the morphology of their bracts, tentilla and palpons. Whether there are di fferences in the nectophores remains to be resolved. As the generic name Moseri a is pre-occupied for a ctenophore, a new generic name is required and Resomi a, gen. nov., is proposed. The systematic position of this genus within the physonect siphonophores is discussed in light of recent molecular phylogeny studies (Dunn et al. 2005b).

Item Type: Publication - Article
ISSN: 1175-5326
Additional Keywords: Siphonophora, Physonectae , Moseri a, Resomi a, systematics, molecular phylogeny
Date made live: 07 Nov 2006 +0 (UTC)

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