Global diversification of mangrove fauna: a molecular phylogeny of Littoraria (Gastropoda: Littorinidae)




The genus Littoraria is one of very few molluscan groups that are closely associated with mangroves. We document its global evolutionary radiation and compare biogeographic patterns with those of mangrove plants, based on phylogenetic and fossil evidence. Using sequences from three genes (nuclear 28S rRNA, mitochondrial 12S rRNA and COI) we reconstruct a phylogeny of 37 of the 39 living morphospecies. Six monophyletic subgenera are defined (Bulimilittorina, Lamellilitorina, Littoraria, Palustorina, Protolittoraria, Littorinopsis) and we synonymize L. coccinea and L. glabrata.


Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution






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- Inglês


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- Biodiversidade Florestal;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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