Contributions to Zoology, 81 (3) – 2012

Phylogenetic position and taxonomy of Cycloseris explanulata and C. wellsi (Scleractinia: Fungiidae): lost mushroom corals find their way home

Francesca Benzoni1,2,4, Roberto Arrigoni1, Fabrizio Stefani1, Bastian T. Reijnen3, Simone Montano1, Bert W. Hoeksema3

1.  Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126 Milan, Italy

2.  Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR227 Coreus2, 101 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP A5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia

3.  Department of Marine Zoology, Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, PO Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

4. francesca.benzoni@unimib.it

Keywords: COI,Coscinaraea wellsi,Psammocora explanulata,rDNA.