Selected Publications

Caplins, S. A.  and Turbeville, J. M. 2015.  High rates of self fertilization in an marine ribbon worm (Nemertea). Biological Bulletin  229: 255-264 Caplins & Turbeville

Faasse, M. and Turbeville, J. M. 2015. The first record of the north-west Pacific nemertean Cephalothrix simula in northern Europe. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8 (e17): 1-6. MBRa pdf

Andrade, S., Montenegro, H., Strand, M., Schwartz, M., Kajihara, H., Norenburg, J. L., Turbeville, J. M., Sundberg, P. and Giribet, G. 2014.  A transcriptomic approach to ribbon worm systematics (Nemertea): resolving the Pilidiophora problem. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31: 3206-3215.  pdf

Caplins, S., Friedline, C., Brown, B., and Turbeville, J. M. 2014. Microsatellites of the self-compatible nemertean Prosorhochmus americanus (Hoplonemertea).” Conservation Genetics Resources, 6: 399-401. Caplins et al. 2014 pdf

Chernyshev A.V., T. Yu. Magarlamov and Turbeville, J. M. 2013. Morphology of the proboscis of Hubrechtella juliae (Nemertea, Pilidiophora): Implications for pilidiophoran monophyly. Journal of Morphology 274: 1397-1414.  Chernyshev et al. pdf

Andrade, C. S. Strand, M., Schwartz, M., Chen, H., Kajihara, H., von Döhren, J., Sun, S., Junoy, J., Thiel, M., Norenburg, J. L., Turbeville, J. M., Giribet, G., Sundberg, P.  2012. Disentangling ribbon worm relationships: multi-locus analysis supports traditional classification of phylum Nemertea.  Cladistics 27: 1-19.  Andrade et al. 2012 pdf

Caplins S. A., M. A. Penna-Diaz, E. Godoy, N. Valdivia, J. M. Turbeville and Thiel, M. 2012.  Activity patterns and predatory behavior of an intertidal nemertean from rocky shores: Prosorhochmus nelsoni (Hoplonemertea) from the Southeast Pacific. Marine Biology, 159: 1363–1374. Caplins et al. 2012 pdf

Tulchinsky, A. Y., J. L. Norenburg and Turbeville, J. M. 2012. Phylogeography of the marine interstitial nemertean Ototyphlonemertes parmula (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea) reveals cryptic diversity and high dispersal potential. Marine Biology, 159: 661–674.  Tulchinsky et al. pdf

Caplins, S. A. and Turbeville, J. M. 2011. The Occurrence of Ramphogordius sanguineus (Nemertea, Heteronemertea) in the intertidal zone of the Atlantic Coast of Virginia and new observations on its feeding behavior. Banisteria, 38: 65-70. Caplins & Turbeville_2011_pdf

Caplins, S. A. and Turbeville J. M. 2011. Feeding rate of the nemertean Prosorhochmus americanus (Hoplonemertea) on two species of gammaridean amphipods.  Invertebrate Biology  130: 34-42. Caplins & Turbeville pdf

Turbeville, J. M. 2011. The first record of Emplectonema gracile (Nemertea. Hoplonemertea) on the Atlantic coast of North America. Marine Biodiversity Records 4: 1-4. MBR pdf

Turbeville, J. M. and Caplins, S. A. 2010.  First record for Prosorhochmus americanus (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea) Virginia with notes on its natural history and morphology. Banisteria  35: 61-65.  Turbeville & Caplins 2010 pdf

Turbeville, J. M. and Smith, D. M. 2007. The partial mitochondrial genome of Cephalothrix rufifrons (Nemertea, Palaeonemertea): Characterization and implications for the phylogenetic position of Nemertea.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 1056-65.

Turbeville, J. M. 2006. Ultrastructure of the pseudocnidae of the palaeonemerteans Cepahlothrix cf. rufifrons and Carinomella lactea: Implications for nemertean systematics. Journal of Natural History, 40: 967-979.

Turbeville, J. M. 2002. Progress in nemertean biology: Ecology, development, and phylogeny.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 42: 692-703.

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