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The "Naked Coral" hypothesis revisited – evidence for and against scleractinian monophyly

Kitahara, Marcelo V.; Lin, Mei-Fang; Forêt, Sylvain; Huttley, Gavin; Miller, David J.; Chen, Chaolun Allen


The relationship between Scleractinia and Corallimorpharia, Orders within Anthozoa distinguished by the presence of an aragonite skeleton in the former, is controversial. Although classically considered distinct groups, some phylogenetic analyses have placed the Corallimorpharia within a larger Scleractinia/Corallimorpharia clade, leading to the suggestion that the Corallimorpharia are "naked corals" that arose via skeleton loss during the Cretaceous from a Scleractinian ancestor. Scleractinian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-04-16
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094774


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