Contribution to Zoology, 76 (2) – 2007

Affinities of the family Sollasellidae (Porifera, Demospongiae).II. Molecular evidence

Dirk Erpenbeck1,2,3, John N.A. Hooper1, Sue E. List-Armitage1, Bernard M. Degnan3, Gert Wörheide2, Rob W.M. van Soest4

1.  Biodiversity Program, Queensland Museum, PO Box 3300, South Brisbane, Qld, 4101, Australia, derpenb@gwdg.de

2.  Dept. of Geobiology, Geoscience Centre Göttingen, Goldschmidtstr. 3, 37077 Göttingen, Germany;

3.  School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld, 4072, Australia;

4.  Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Keywords: sponges, classification, Raspailiidae, Sollasella, Raspailopsis, 28S rDNA, molecular systematics