Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Segmented Worms


Note various phylogenetic analyses that place Sipuncula with Annelida, finding that they form a clade with Amphinomidae as early offshoots (e.g. Parry et al. 2014; Lemer et al. 2015; Weigert et al. 2015). Until a firmer classification is determined, Annelida and Sipuncula are maintained in this daetbase as separate groups.


General References

Kvist, S. & Siddall, M.E. 2013. Phylogenomics of Annelida revisited: a cladistic approach using genome-wide expressed sequence tag data mining and examining the effects of missing data. Cladistics 29: 435–448

Lemer, S., Kawauchi, G.Y., Andrade, S.C.S., Gonzalez, V.L., Boyle, M.J. & Giribet, G. 2015. Re-evaluating the phylogeny of Sipuncula through transcriptomics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 83: 174-183

Parry, L., Tanner, A. & Vinther, J. 2014. The origins of annelids. Frontiers in Palaeontology 57(6): 1091–1103

Weigert, A. Helm, C., Meyer, M., Nickel, B., Arendt, A., Hausdorf, B., Santos, S.R., Halanych, K.M., Purschke, G., Bleidorn, C. & Struck, T.H. 2015. Illuminating the base of the annelid tree using transcriptomics. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31(6): 1391–1401 [online 2014]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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