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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsyllocamptus (Langpsyllocamptus) Kunz, 1975 
AphiaID: 465366

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 editorHexanauplia (Class) > 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 editorHarpacticoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmeiridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsyllocamptus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsyllocamptus (Langpsyllocamptus) (Subgenus)
Status nomen nudum
Rank Subgenus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsyllocamptus Scott T., 1899
Sources  original description Kunz, H. (1975). Copepoda Harpacticoida aus dem Litoral des südlichen Afrika. I. Teil. Kieler Meeresforschungen 31(2):179-212, figs. 1-294, pls. 1-30, tabs. 1-7. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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Psyllocamptus (Langpsyllocamptus) Kunz, 1975b (Family Ameiridae)
T. Scott (1899b: 254) proposed the genus Psyllocamptus for Psyllocamptus fairliensis T. Scott, 1899b which, according to Lang (1948: 826), is a junior subjective synonym of Mesochra propinqua T. Scott, 1896 = Psyllocamptus propinquus (T. Scott, 1896) (type by monotypy). Subsequent to the addition of five more species, Kunz (1975b: 188) divided the genus in the nominotypical subgenus Psyllocamptus and a new subgenus Langpsyllocamptus, to which he assigned P. triarticulatus Lang, 1965, P. quinquespinosus Coull, 1970 and two new species, P. longisetosus and P. quadrospinosus. The genus-group name Langpsyllocamptus Kunz, 1975b cannot be used as an available subgeneric name since no type was designated by Kunz (1975b). Neither Ceccherelli (1988) who provided a key to species, nor Gómez (2002b) who made a significant contribution to the systematics of the genus Psyllocamptus, made the subgenus Langpsyllocamptus available. Instead of re-introducing the latter name by satisfying the provisions of ICZN Arts 13.1, 13.3 and 16.1 it is opted here for abolishing Kunz’s subgeneric division since it was based on a single character, i.e. the endopodal segmentation of leg 1. The subgenus Langpsyllocamptus is characterized solely by the plesiomorphic 3-segmented state of this character and consequently is likely to be a paraphyletic taxon. Gómez (2002b) recently added credence to this supposition by describing two new species, P. bermudae Gómez, 2002b and P. totoramensis Gómez, 2002b, which seem to link the two subgenera. Note that Bodin (1997) erroneously listed P. fuegiensis Pallares, 1982a under the subgenus Langpsyllocamptus; perhaps for this reason, it was also left out in Gómez’s (2002b: 86) recent key to species of the subgenus Psyllocamptus. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:465366
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2010-03-13 21:13:45Z  created  Walter, T. Chad
2010-10-19 18:55:58Z  changed  Boxshall, Geoff
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  Citation: Boxshall, G.; Walter, T. Chad (2010). Psyllocamptus (Langpsyllocamptus) Kunz, 1975. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=465366 on 2017-09-21
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