Contributions to Zoology, 83 (3) – 2014

Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of the coral genera Australomussa and Parascolymia (Scleractinia, Lobophylliidae)

Roberto Arrigoni1, Zoe T Richards2, Chaolun Allen Chen3, Andrew H Baird4, Francesca Benzoni5

1.  Dept. of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20126, Milan, Italy. E-mail: roberto.arrigoni@unimib.it

2.  Aquatic Zoology, Western Australian Museum, 49 Kew Street, Welshpool, WA 6106, Australia

3.  Biodiversity Research Centre, Academia Sinica, Nangang, Taipei 115, Taiwan. Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan

4.  ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

5.  Dept. of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20126, Milan, Italy. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR227 Coreus2, 101 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP A5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia

Keywords: COI,evolution,histone H3,Lobophyllia,Pacific Ocean,rDNA,Symphyllia,systematics,taxonomic revision.