Lehrstuhl für Paläontologie & Geobiologie




Publikationen und Vorträge


Shen, C., Dohrmann, M., Zhang, D., Lu, B., Wang, C. 2019. A new glass sponge genus (Hexactinellida: Euplectellidae) from abyssal depth of the Yap Trench, northwestern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4567: 367-378.

Dohrmann, M. 2018. Progress in glass sponge phylogenetics: a comment on Kersken et al. (2018). Hydrobiologia (in press).

Feuda, R., M. Dohrmann, W. Pett, H. Philippe, O. Rota-Stabelli, N. Lartillot, G. Wörheide. 2017. Improved modeling of compositional heterogeneity supports sponges as sister to all other animals. Current Biology 27: 3864-3870.

Vargas, S., M. Dohrmann, C. Göcke, D. Janussen, G. Wörheide. 2017. Nuclear and mitochondrial phylogeny of Rossella (Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida, Rossellidae): a species and a species flock in the Southern Ocean. Polar Biology 40: 2435-2444.

Dohrmann, M., G. Wörheide. 2017. Dating early animal evolution using phylogenomic data. Scientific Reports 7: 3599.

Dohrmann, M., C. Kelley, M. Kelly, A. Pisera, J.N.A. Hooper, H.M. Reiswig. 2017. An integrative systematic framework helps to reconstruct skeletal evolution of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida). Frontiers in Zoology 14: 18.

Dohrmann, M. 2017. Cyliconemaoida nom. nov., a replacement name for the preoccupied sponge subgenus Leptonema Lendenfeld (Hexactinellida: Hyalonematidae). Munis Entomology & Zoology 12: 359-360.

Wörheide, G., M. Dohrmann, Q. Yang. 2016. Molecular paleobiology — progress and perspectives. Palaeoworld 25: 138-148.

Pisani, D., W. Pett, M. Dohrmann, R. Feuda, O. Rota-Stabelli, H. Philippe, N. Lartillot, G. Wörheide. 2016. Reply to Halanych et al.: Ctenophore misplacement is corroborated by independent datasets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 113: E948-E949.

Dohrmann, M. 2016. Symplectella rowi (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Lyssacinosida) is a rossellid, not a euplectellid. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. 96: 291-295.

Pisani, D., W. Pett, M. Dohrmann, R. Feuda, O. Rota-Stabelli, H. Philippe, N. Lartillot, G. Wörheide. 2015. Genomic data do not support comb jellies as the sister group to all other animals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 112: 15402-15407.

Reiswig, H.M., M. Dohrmann. 2014. Three new species of glass sponges (Porifera: Hexactinellida) from the West Indies, and molecular phylogenetics of Euretidae and Auloplacidae (Sceptrulophora). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 233-253.

Dohrmann, M. 2014. The influence of ignoring secondary structure on divergence time estimates from ribosomal RNA genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 214-223.

Dohrmann, M., G. Wörheide. 2013. Novel scenarios of early animal evolution – is it time to rewrite textbooks? Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: 503–511.

Dohrmann, M., S. Vargas, D. Janussen, A.G. Collins, G. Wörheide. 2013. Molecular paleobiology of early-branching animals: integrating DNA and fossils elucidates the evolutionary history of hexactinellid sponges. Paleobiology 39: 95-108.

Dohrmann, M., C. Göcke, J. Reed, D. Janussen. 2012. Integrative taxonomy justifies a new genus, Nodastrella gen. nov., for North Atlantic “Rossella” species (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Rossellidae). Zootaxa 3383:1–13.

Wörheide, G., M. Dohrmann, D. Erpenbeck, C. Larroux, M. Maldonado, O. Voigt, C. Borchiellini, D.V. Lavrov. 2012. Deep phylogeny and evolution of sponges (Phylum Porifera). Advances in Marine Biology 61:1-78.

van Soest, R.W.M., N. Boury-Esnault, J. Vacelet, M. Dohrmann, D. Erpenbeck, N.J. de Voogd, N. Santodomingo, B. Vanhoorne, M. Kelly, J.N.A. Hooper. 2012. Global diversity of sponges (Porifera). PLoS One 7: e35105.

Dohrmann, M., K.M. Haen, D.V. Lavrov, G. Wörheide. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida): increased taxon sampling and inclusion of the mitochondrial protein-coding gene, cytochrome oxidase subunit I. Hydrobiologia 687:11-20.

Dohrmann, M., C. Göcke, D. Janussen, J. Reitner, C. Lüter, G. Wörheide. 2011. Systematics and spicule evolution in dictyonal sponges (Hexactinellida: Sceptrulophora) with description of two new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163:1003-1025.

Dohrmann, M., A.G. Collins, G. Wörheide. 2009. New insights into the phylogeny of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida): monophyly of Lyssacinosida and Euplectellinae, and the phylogenetic position of Euretidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52:257-262.

Reiswig, H.M., M. Dohrmann, S. Pomponi, G. Wörheide. 2008. Two new tretodictyids (Hexactinellida: Hexactinosida: Tretodictyidae) from the coasts of North America. Zootaxa 1721:53-64.

Dohrmann, M., D. Janussen, J. Reitner, A.G. Collins, G. Wörheide. 2008. Phylogeny and evolution of glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida). Systematic Biology 57:388-405

Erpenbeck, D., S.A. Nichols, O. Voigt, M. Dohrmann, B.M. Degnan, J.N.A. Hooper, G. Wörheide. 2007. Phylogenetic analyses under secondary structure-specific substitution models outperform traditional approaches – case studies with diploblast LSU. Journal of Molecular Evolution 64:543–557.

Dohrmann, M., O. Voigt, D. Erpenbeck, G. Wörheide. 2006. Non-monophyly of most supraspecific taxa of calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) revealed by increased taxon sampling and partitioned Bayesian analysis of ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40:830–843.


Dohrmann, M., G. Wörheide. Timing of the early evolution of Metazoa – molecular clocks and the fossil record. 2nd Joint Conference of the Palaeontological Society of China & the Paläontologische Gesellschaft. October 10-13, 2017, Yichang, China [INVITED KEYNOTE]

Dohrmann, M., G. Wörheide. Bayesian divergence dating with phylogenomic data suggests an ancient rapid radiation of animals prior to Snowball Earth. 17th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS). February 21-24, 2016, Munich, Germany

Dohrmann, M., D. Janussen, A.G. Collins, G. Wörheide. Glass, rocks and clocks: prospects and problems of molecular dating in hexactinellid sponges. VIII World Sponge Conference, September 20-24, 2010, Girona, Spain

Dohrmann, M., O. Voigt, K. Pick, D. Erpenbeck, G. Wörheide. Phylogeny of sponges (Porifera). Evolution 2008, June 20-24, 2008, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Dohrmann, M., D. Janussen, J. Reitner, G. Wörheide. Phylogeny of Hexactinellida. 7th International Sponge Symposium, May 07-13, 2006, Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil