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Placement of Myzostomida in or out of Annelida #238

jar398 opened this Issue Sep 28, 2016 · 0 comments


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jar398 commented Sep 28, 2016

NCBI puts Myzostomida outside Annelida, while all the other source taxonomies put it in. There are published phylogenies doing it both ways. I spoke to a leading expert (Giribet) who said the evidence is really not conclusive, but his personal feeling was that it is probably in Annelida. NCBI does not give a reference.

Because Annelida is a barrier node ('division'), 2.10 has three Myzostomida nodes, which is certainly wrong. Fortunately only one contains species (the one from NCBI).

This needs to be fixed one way or the other. Perhaps Annelida does not make a good barrier node.

See also OpenTreeOfLife/germinator#112

Related: new and changed tests from reference-taxonomy/inclusions.tsv should be propagated to germinator/taxa/inclusions.tsv.

@jar398 jar398 self-assigned this Sep 28, 2016

@mtholder mtholder referenced this issue Apr 10, 2018


Annelida #382

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