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WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Dioithona Kiefer, 1935

WoRMS taxon details

Dioithona Kiefer, 1935

346356  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:346356)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Taxonomy Vervoort (1964) believes that the creation of this genus rests on a character that is too restrictive and suggests to...  
Taxonomy Vervoort (1964) believes that the creation of this genus rests on a character that is too restrictive and suggests to consider it only as a subgenus of Oithona. This opinion is followed by Wellershaus (1970) who reviews several characters in some Oithona species. Shuvalov (1980, p.86, 169) considers the genus as justified. Meanwhile, after examination of the males and on the basis of a phylogenetic analysis (Abiahy, 2000), Boxshall & Hasley (2004, p.611) restore the validity of the genus Dioithona. 4 spp. (+ 1 doubtful). [details]
Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2018). World of Copepods database. Dioithona Kiefer, 1935. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=346356 on 2018-05-22
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2008-07-09 09:00:28Z
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2015-05-11 06:37:22Z
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basis of record Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda [details]   
From regional or thematic species database
Taxonomy Vervoort (1964) believes that the creation of this genus rests on a character that is too restrictive and suggests to consider it only as a subgenus of Oithona. This opinion is followed by Wellershaus (1970) who reviews several characters in some Oithona species. Shuvalov (1980, p.86, 169) considers the genus as justified. Meanwhile, after examination of the males and on the basis of a phylogenetic analysis (Abiahy, 2000), Boxshall & Hasley (2004, p.611) restore the validity of the genus Dioithona. 4 spp. (+ 1 doubtful). [details]