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Peer-Reviewed Publications

(* equal contribution; ‡ student mentee author)

14. Nanglu K, Cole SR, Wright DF, Souto C. (2023) Worms and gills, plates and spines: the evolutionary origins and incredible disparity of deuterostomes revealed by fossils, genes, and development. Biol Rev, 98, 316–351. Here

13. *Martins L, *Souto C & Tavares M. 2021 Exploring the macrostructural anatomy of dendrochirotid sea cucumber’s (Echinodermata) calcareous rings under micro-computed tomography (μCT) and its bearing on phylogeny. J Anat, 238(6), 1386-1403. Here

               MorphoBank project 3716: Here

12. ‡Cunha R, Martins L, Menegola C, Souto C. 2021. Taxonomy of the sea stars (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from Bahia State, including ontogenetic variations and an illustrated key to the Brazilian species. Zootaxa, 4955(1), 1–78. Here


11. *Martins L & *Souto C. 2020. Taxonomy of the Brazilian Apodida (Holothuroidea), with the description of two new genera. Mar Biol Res, 16(4), 219–255. Here

               In the news: "From Brazil to La Reunion: New sea cucumber Chantalia conandae"WIOMSA NEWSBRIEF 2020, p. 32.


10. Souto C, Mooi R, Martins L, Menegola C & Marshall CR. 2019. Homoplasy and extinction: the phylogeny of the cassidulid echinoids (Echinodermata). Zool J Linn Soc, 187, 622–660. Here

               MorphoBank project 3287: Here

9. Martins L & Souto C. 2019. Taxonomic remarks on Havelockia and Thyone (Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida), with descriptions of two new species from the Brazilian coast. JMBA, 99, 1127–1134. Here

8. Souto C & Martins L. 2018. Synchrotron micro-CT scanning leads to the discovery of a new genus of morphologically conserved echinoid (Echinodermata: Cassiduloida). Zootaxa, 4457(1), 70–92. Here

               MorphoBank project 2730: Here

7. Souto C, Martins L & Menegola C. 2018. Giving up on elaborate dermal ossicles: a new genus of ossicleless Apodida (Holothuroidea). JMBA, 98(7), 1685–1688. Here

6. *Martins L, *Souto C, Braga J & Tavares M. 2018. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) of the Trindade & Martin Vaz Archipelago, off Brazil, with new records and remarks on taxonomy and species composition. JMBA, 98(3), 521–555. Here

5. *Martins L & *Souto C. 2015. Taxonomic review of four western Atlantic dendrochirotids (Holothuroidea) with the description of a new Brazilian cucumariid species and designation of neotypes. Zootaxa, 3919(2), 362–374. Here

4. *Martins L, *Souto C, *Magalhães WF, Alves OFS, Rosa I & Sampaio CLS. 2012. Echinoderm harvesting in Todos-os-Santos Bay, Bahia state, Brazil: the aquarium trade. Sitientibus, 12, 53–59. Here

3. Martins L, Souto C & Menegola C. 2012. A new genus and new species of Sclerodactylidae (Holothuroidea) from the Southwestern Atlantic coast. Zootaxa, 3506, 54–62. Here

2. Martins L, Souto C & Menegola C. 2012. First record of Holothuria (Theelothuria) princeps and Thyone pawsoni [Echinodermata: Holothuroidea] in the South Atlantic Ocean. Mar Biodivers Rec, 5, e98. Here

1. Souto C, Manso CLC & Martins LR. 2011. Rediscovery and redescription of Cassidulus infidus (Echinoidea: Cassidulidae) from Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, 3095, 39–48. Here

Book Chapter

1. Souto C & Martins L. 2017. Os equinodermos. In: Nunes JMC & de Matos MRB (eds.) Litoral Norte da Bahia: caracterização ambiental, biodiversidade e conservação. Salvador, EDUFBA, p. 303–315. Here

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