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Paper

Year:2019
Author(s):J. Pons, J. Jurado-Rivera, D. Jaume, R. Vonk, M. Bauzà-Ribot, C. Juan
Title:The age and diversification of metacrangonyctid subterranean amphipod crustaceans revisited
Journal:MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION
ISSN:1055-7903
JCR Impact Factor:3.496
Volume:140
Issue No.:140
Pages:106599
D.O.I.:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106599
Web:https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106599
Abstract:© 2019 Elsevier Inc.The Metacrangonyctidae are a small family of amphipod crustaceans of marine origin found only in subterranean continental waters. They display a broad but punctuated distribution between the Caribbean and the Arabian Peninsula, with major disjunctions either due to vicariance by plate tectonics or to occurrence of recent episodes of long-distance transoceanic dispersal. We re-examine the phylogeny of the family and the time frame for its diversification using mitochondrial genomes in the light of two key taxa recently discovered, from Oman (Arabian Peninsula) and the Rif area of Morocco, respectively. We also use a novel fossil calibration scheme of the mitogenome phylogeny. Results of previous analyses based on palaeogeographic calibrations are not contradicted by the new approach, with vicariance by plate tectonics remaining as the main explanatory factor for the amphi-Atlantic distribution displayed by this ancient group of subterranean amphipods.

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