Towards a standardisation of morphological measurements in the phylum Kinorhyncha



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González Casarrubios, Alberto and Cepeda, Diego and Pardos, Fernando and Neuhaus, Birger and Yamasaki, Hiroshi and Herranz, María and Grzelak, Katarzyna and Maiorova, Anastassya and Adrianov, Andrey and Dal Zotto, Matteo and Di Domenico, Maikon and Landers, Stephen C. and Sánchez, Nuria (2022) Towards a standardisation of morphological measurements in the phylum Kinorhyncha. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 302 . pp. 217-223. ISSN 00445231

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Taxonomic studies of the phylum Kinorhyncha follow a standardised structure, which is extremely useful in many aspects, such as making it easier to read and compare the different species descriptions. Nevertheless, the morphological measurements methods, essential for formal description of species, may differ according to the authors. In the present contribution, we propose a standardised method of taking and representing the measurements, with the aim of obtaining comparable and repeatable morphometric results. Additionally, we proposean online repository to make the measurements accessible to all researchers in the same format, facilitating future comparisons and studies. Finally, a glossary that compiles and defines all the measurements that may be included in Kinorhyncha descriptions is presented.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Taxonomy; Morphology; Reproducibility; Morphometrics; Mud dragon
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology
Medical sciences > Biology > Evolution
ID Code:76284
Deposited On:19 Jan 2023 11:58
Last Modified:20 Jan 2023 14:03

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