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Dendrogramma, New Genus, with Two New Non-Bilaterian Species from the Marine Bathyal of Southeastern Australia (Animalia, Metazoa incertae sedis) – with Similarities to Some Medusoids from the…

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Title
Dendrogramma, New Genus, with Two New Non-Bilaterian Species from the Marine Bathyal of Southeastern Australia (Animalia, Metazoa incertae sedis) – with Similarities to Some Medusoids from the Precambrian Ediacara
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PLoS ONE, September 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0102976
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Jean Just, Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen, Jørgen Olesen

Abstract

A new genus, Dendrogramma, with two new species of multicellular, non-bilaterian, mesogleal animals with some bilateral aspects, D. enigmatica and D. discoides, are described from the south-east Australian bathyal (400 and 1000 metres depth). A new family, Dendrogrammatidae, is established for Dendrogramma. These mushroom-shaped organisms cannot be referred to either of the two phyla Ctenophora or Cnidaria at present, because they lack any specialised characters of these taxa. Resolving the phylogenetic position of Dendrogramma depends much on how the basal metazoan lineages (Ctenophora, Porifera, Placozoa, Cnidaria, and Bilateria) are related to each other, a question still under debate. At least Dendrogramma must have branched off before Bilateria and is possibly related to Ctenophora and/or Cnidaria. Dendrogramma, therefore, is referred to Metazoa incertae sedis. The specimens were fixed in neutral formaldehyde and stored in 80% ethanol and are not suitable for molecular analysis. We recommend, therefore, that attempts be made to secure new material for further study. Finally similarities between Dendrogramma and a group of Ediacaran (Vendian) medusoids are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
Brazil 5 2%
Spain 4 2%
France 4 2%
Russia 3 1%
Germany 3 1%
Argentina 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Other 16 7%
Unknown 187 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 23%
Researcher 52 22%
Student > Master 29 12%
Student > Bachelor 22 9%
Professor 18 8%
Other 44 19%
Unknown 14 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 142 61%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 23 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 8%
Environmental Science 10 4%
Materials Science 3 1%
Other 11 5%
Unknown 26 11%

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