Chromolaichma sedna (Marcus & Marcus, 1967) has been split

Hi Everyone,

A recent study, Layton & Wilson 2024, has split Chromolaichma sedna (Marcus & Marcus, 1967):
C. sedna: eastern Pacific
C. hemera: western Atlantic

More over, the authors discover ''extensive phylogeographic structure within C. hemera sp. nov. sensu lato, thereby refuting the hypothesis of a recent introduction'' and found ''significant rate heterogeneity among marine invertebrate genera that share a similar lifespan, reproductive mode and dispersal potential, suggesting that life history traits do not drive differences in mitochondrial rates''.

The new taxon was created on iNat and here is the paper:
Layton, K. K. S.; Wilson, N. G. (2024). Validating a molecular clock for nudibranchs—No fossils to the rescue.

Enjoy reading!

@jeffgoddard @anudibranchmom @tgosliner @jpsilva @erwinkoehler @b_eddy @coralreefdreams @zahnerphoto @djscho

Posted on Μάιος 02, 2024 0935 ΠΜ by hsini_lin hsini_lin


Thanks for alerting us to this, @hsini_lin!

Αναρτήθηκε από jeffgoddard 2 μήνες πριν

@jeffgoddard My pleasure, Jeff!

Αναρτήθηκε από hsini_lin 2 μήνες πριν

Thanks for updating us through your journal post @hsini_lin

Αναρτήθηκε από djscho 2 μήνες πριν

thanks! @hsini_lin

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