Convergent adaptation of true crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura) to a gradient of terrestrial environments

Joanna M. Wolfe, Lauren Ballou, Javier Luque, Victoria Watson-Zink, Shane Ahyong, Joëlle Barido-Sottani, Tin-Yam Chan, Ka Hou Chu, Keith Crandall, Savel Daniels, Darryl Felder, Harrison Mancke, Joel Martin, Peter Ng, Javier Ortega-Hernández, Emma Palacios Theil, Dean Pentcheff, Rafael Robles, Brent Thoma, Ling Ming Tsang, Regina Wetzer, Amanda Windsor & Heather Bracken-Grissom
For much of terrestrial biodiversity, the evolutionary pathways of adaptation from marine ancestors are poorly understood, and have usually been viewed as a binary trait. True crabs, the decapod crustacean infraorder Brachyura, comprise over 7,600 species representing a striking diversity of morphology and ecology, including repeated adaptation to non-marine habitats. Here, we reconstruct the evolutionary history of Brachyura using new and published sequences of 10 genes for 344 tips spanning 88 of 109 families. Using...
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