A1 Journal article (refereed)
Resolving the systematics of Richtersiidae by multilocus phylogeny and an integrative redescription of the nominal species for the genus Crenubiotus (Tardigrada) (2020)


Stec, D., Vecchi, M., Maciejowski, W., & Michalczyk, Ł. (2020). Resolving the systematics of Richtersiidae by multilocus phylogeny and an integrative redescription of the nominal species for the genus Crenubiotus (Tardigrada). Scientific Reports, 10, Article 19418. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75962-1


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All authors or editors: Stec, Daniel; Vecchi, Matteo; Maciejowski, Wojciech; Michalczyk, Łukasz

Journal or series: Scientific Reports

eISSN: 2045-2322

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 10/11/2020

Volume: 10

Article number: 19418

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75962-1

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72592


Abstract

The family Richtersiidae, although established recently with the use of phylogenetic methods, was considered potentially paraphyletic at the time of its erection. Until now, the family comprised four genera, Richtersius, Diaforobiotus, Adorybiotus and a newly erected genus Crenubiotus. However, the genetic characterisation for the latter two genera was very limited or absent. To address concerns about the phylogenetic affinity of these two genera, we present a multilocus phylogeny of the families Richtersiidae and Murrayidae based on four molecular markers (18S rRNA, 28S rRNA, ITS-2 and COI). Our results show a distinct evolutionary lineage composed of Adorybiotus and Crenubiotus, which is sister to Murrayidae. In order to accommodate the phylogenetic and morphological distinctiveness of this lineage, we erect a new family, Adorybiotidae fam. nov. The new taxon differs morphologically from other families in the superfamily Macrobiotoidea by a unique combination of traits: (1) the presence of tubercles/cushions with aggregations of microgranules on their surfaces present on all legs and on the dorso-caudal cuticle, (2) a system of internal septa in claws, and (3) buccal apparatus morphology. Moreover, in order to stabilise the taxonomy and nomenclature in the genus Crenubiotus, we redescribe its type species, Crenubiotus crenulatus, by means of integrative taxonomy and designate a new neotype based on a population from the original terra typica.


Keywords: systematics; phylogenetics; Tardigrada


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Reporting Year: 2020

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