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A revision of the genus Laophontina Norman & T. Scott (Copepoda, Harpacticoida)
Fiers, F. (1991). A revision of the genus Laophontina Norman & T. Scott (Copepoda, Harpacticoida). Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 61: 5-54
In: Bulletin - Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique = Mededelingen - Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177
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  • Fiers, F.

Abstract
    The genus Laophontina is revised after re-examination of the typeseries of the species and analyses of new materials from the East African coast and the Caribbean. The genus Laophontina as redefined herein unifies L. dubia, L. acantha, L. noodti, and L. posidoniae. The recently described L. paradubia is considered as conspecific with L. dubia. All other species presently assembled in the genus are allocated to different genera. Galapalaophonte is redefined and comprises G. pacifica, G. triarticulata and G. variabilis besides four new species. Laophontina distincta and W. striata n. sp. are unified in the genus Wellsiphontina n. gen. whereas Laophontina reducta is allocated to Amerolaophontina n. gen. Laophontina spec. Mielke, 1982 is removed to the genus Mexicolaophonte and considered as a separate species: Mexicoloaphonte mielki n. sp. Keys to the species are given where relevant.

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