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      Observations on food preference of Neotropical land planarians (Platyhelminthes), with emphasis on Obama anthropophila, and their phylogenetic diversification

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      Zoologia

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          The food preference of Obama anthropophila Amaral, Leal-Zanchet & Carbayo, 2015, a species that seems to be spreading across Brazil’s human-modified environments, was investigated. Extensive experiments led to the conclusion that the generalized diet of this species may have facilitated its dispersal. The analysis of 132 feeding records of 44 geoplaninid species revealed a tendency for closely related species to feed on individuals from similar taxonomic groups, suggesting that in this group behavioral evolution is more conserved than phylogenetic diversification.

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                Journal
                Zoologia
                Zoologia
                Pensoft Publishers
                1984-4689
                April 07 2017
                April 07 2017
                : 34
                : 1-8
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                10.3897/zoologia.34.e12622
                © 2017

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