A new species of Xenoturbella from the western Pacific Ocean and the evolution of Xenoturbella. Nakano, H., Miyazawa, H., Maeno, A., Shiroishi, T., Kakui, K., Koyanagi, R., Kanda, M., Satoh, N., Omori, A., & Kohtsuka, H. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17:245, December, 2017.
A new species of Xenoturbella from the western Pacific Ocean and the evolution of Xenoturbella [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Xenoturbella is a group of marine benthic animals lacking an anus and a centralized nervous system. Molecular phylogenetic analyses group the animal together with the Acoelomorpha, forming the Xenacoelomorpha. This group has been suggested to be either a sister group to the Nephrozoa or a deuterostome, and therefore it may provide important insights into origins of bilaterian traits such as an anus, the nephron, feeding larvae and centralized nervous systems. However, only five Xenoturbella species have been reported and the evolutionary history of xenoturbellids and Xenacoelomorpha remains obscure.
@article{nakano_new_2017,
	title = {A new species of {Xenoturbella} from the western {Pacific} {Ocean} and the evolution of {Xenoturbella}},
	volume = {17},
	issn = {1471-2148},
	url = {https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-1080-2},
	doi = {10.1186/s12862-017-1080-2},
	abstract = {Xenoturbella is a group of marine benthic animals lacking an anus and a centralized nervous system. Molecular phylogenetic analyses group the animal together with the Acoelomorpha, forming the Xenacoelomorpha. This group has been suggested to be either a sister group to the Nephrozoa or a deuterostome, and therefore it may provide important insights into origins of bilaterian traits such as an anus, the nephron, feeding larvae and centralized nervous systems. However, only five Xenoturbella species have been reported and the evolutionary history of xenoturbellids and Xenacoelomorpha remains obscure.},
	journal = {BMC Evolutionary Biology},
	author = {Nakano, Hiroaki and Miyazawa, Hideyuki and Maeno, Akiteru and Shiroishi, Toshihiko and Kakui, Keiichi and Koyanagi, Ryo and Kanda, Miyuki and Satoh, Noriyuki and Omori, Akihito and Kohtsuka, Hisanori},
	month = dec,
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {Nakano H},
	pages = {245}
}
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