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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesocyclops venezolanus Dussart, 1987 
AphiaID: 353386

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMulticrustacea (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclopoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclopidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesocyclops (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesocyclops venezolanus (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesocyclops brasilianus Kiefer, 1933
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesocyclops Sars G.O., 1914
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesocyclops venezolanus Dussart, 1987
Sources  original description Dussart, B.H. (1987). Sur quelques Mesocyclops (Crustacea, Copepoda) d'Amérique du Sud. Amazoniana 10(2):149-161, figs. 1-35. (x.1987, English summary.) [details]

source of synonymy Gutiérrez-Aguirre, M.A., E. Suárez-Morales, A. Cervantes-Martínez, M. Elías-Gutiérrez & D. Previattelli. (2006). The neotropical species of Mesocyclops (Copepoda, Cyclopoida): an upgraded identification key and comments on selected taxa. Journal of Natural History 40(9-10):549-570. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Gutierrez-Aguirrez et al 2006 considered to M. venezolanus as synonym of M. brasilianus. The description was based on specimens collected in Lake Valencia, Venezuela. The differences by which M. venezolanus was separated from M. brasilianus were: caudal rami without spines on distal–lateral corner; abdominal somites with serrated hyaline fringe; dorsal seta on caudal rami shorter than outer seta; fifth thoracic somite with dispersed hair-like setae; seminal receptacle with two ‘‘bumps’’, followed by two curved horns. All these features are present in M. brasilianus too (Figures 1B, C, E, F, H, I, 2B, C, E, F), including the lack of spines on the distal–lateral corner of the caudal rami: no adult female of M. brasilianus examined here, even the specimens identified by Kiefer, showed those spines. The type specimen is useless for taxonomical analysis, and now we speculate that the spines shown in the illustrations, but not mentioned in the original description of M. brasilianus, indicate that this specimen is an immature CV female (Gutierrez-Aguirre and Suarez-Morales 2003). Another specimen collected in Managuiri, Amazonas, Brazil, and identified by Kiefer does not have these spines."Therefore, the spine presence/absence pattern that would separate M. brasilianus and M. venezolanus is not a usable character. Therefore, we conclude that both M. varius and M. venezolanus are junior synonyms of M. brasilianus . [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:353386
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2008-07-15 14:41:49Z  created  Walter, T. Chad
2015-09-23 12:42:33Z  changed  Walter, T. Chad
  
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  Citation: Walter, T. Chad (2015). Mesocyclops venezolanus Dussart, 1987. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2015). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=353386 on 2016-05-24
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