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Review and revision of the genus Sternaspis (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae) using cladistics on morphological characters

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dc.contributor.author Sendall, Kelly
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-11T19:58:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-11T19:58:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-02-11T19:58:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2189
dc.description.abstract A comprehensive worldwide review and revision of the genus Sternaspis (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae) is presented based on type material, or material collected from type localities. The phylogeny was reconstructed using morphological characters and PAUP* with maximum parsimony set as the criterion. The more important characters were: the form of pharyngeal spines or their apposition to each other within a row; the form or distribution of cuticular papillae; number of chaetal fascicles associated with the margins of the ventral shield; and the presence or position of the peg chaetae. Sternaspis scutata (Ranzani. 1817) is synonymised with three other species; S. costata Marenzeller, 1979 is synonymised with one other species. S. affinis Stimpson, 1864 and S. spinosa Sluiter, 1882 are emended. S. fossor var. africana Augener, 1918 is raised to species status as S. africana. Two new species, S. andamana and S. gudmundi are also described. Comments on all valid species are provided. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject polychaeta en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Biology en
dc.title Review and revision of the genus Sternaspis (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae) using cladistics on morphological characters en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Page, Louise Roberta
dc.degree.department Dept. of Biology en
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en


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