ARCHIVED DATA FOR: Phylogeny of Pelagiidae

Lisa-ann Gershwin and Allen G. Collins. 2002. A preliminary phylogeny of Pelagiidae (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa), with new observations of Chrysaora colorata comb. nov. Journal of Natural History, 36: 127-148.

SUGGESTED REFERENCE:

Gershwin, L. and Collins, A. G. 2002. A preliminary phylogeny of Pelagiidae (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa), with new observations of Chrysaora colorata comb. nov. Journal of Natural History, 36: 127-148. Supplemental Internet Archive: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archdata/Gershwin_Collins/Pelagiidae.html.

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These supplemental data are intended to illustrate the characters and taxa beyond what was possible within the confines of the published paper.


CHARACTERS COVERED IN THIS STUDY:
CHARACTER 1. Rhopalia number (hopefully self explanatory):

0=8

1=16


CHARACTER 2. Rhopaliar pits (see also Russell 1970: p.78, fig. 42b, and p.92, fig. 50b):

0= shallow

1=deep but blind

1also=deep and open [image currently unavailable]

2=absent [image currently unavailable]


CHARACTER 3. Septa shape:

0=straight

1=bent

2=S-shaped [image currently unavailable]


CHARACTER 4. Septa termination:

0=near tentacles

1=near rhopalia [image currently unavailable]

2=in between


CHARACTER 5. Spiral oral arms:

0=not spiraled

1=spiral


CHARACTER 6. Manubrium length:

0=elongated

1=short


CHARACTER 7. Manubrium mass:

0=light

1=heavy


CHARACTER 8. Tentacle number:

0=8

1=16

2=24

3=40


CHARACTER 9. Lappet number:

0=16

1=32

2=48


CHARACTER 10. Lappets in size classes:

0=same sizes [image currently unavailable]

1=different sizes


CHARACTER 11. Exumbrellar warts/papillae:

0=inconspicuous

1=conspicuous


CHARACTER 12. Maximum bell diameter:

0=<20cm

1=20-40cm

2=41-100cm


CHARACTER 13. Bell mass:

0=light

1=heavy


CHARACTER 14. Dominant color:

0=purple

1=brown/red

2=colorless


CHARACTER 15. Exumbrella marks:

0=no star

1=star: dark on light

1also=star: light on dark

1also=star: speckled star


CHARACTER 16. Ephyra nematocyst pattern:

0=no pattern: e.g. Pelagia pattern after Russell 1970: 82, fig. 45

1=pattern patches: e.g. Chrysaora pattern


CHARACTER 17. Scyphistoma:

0=absent

1=present


CHARACTER 18. Quadralinga:

0=inconspicuous/lacking

1=distinct



CHARACTER 19. Gonads:

0=not contained within pouch

1=contained in pouch


CHARACTER 20. Gonad shape:

0=not finger-like: pouch-like

0also=ribbon-like

1=finger-like


CHARACTERS NOT IN MATRIX, BUT OTHERWISE INTRIGUING:
1. Tentacle base

with ridges

without ridges


2. Inter-lappettal webs

[images currently unavailable]


3. Sex differences

female gonad

male gonad








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