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Gouws, G. (2008). New species of Mesamphisopus, an endemic South African freshwater isopod genus (Isopoda: Phreatoicidea: Mesamphisopidae). Zootaxa. 1690: 1-62.
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Gouws, G.
2008
New species of Mesamphisopus, an endemic South African freshwater isopod genus (Isopoda: Phreatoicidea: Mesamphisopidae)
Zootaxa
1690: 1-62
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Family made monotypic by removal of Eophreatoicus
Isopoda of the suborder Phreatoicidea are represented in Africa by a single genus, Mesamphisopus, including four known species (M. abbreviatus, M. capensis, M. depressus and M. penicillatus). Six new species are described here, i.e. Mesamphisopus albidus n. sp., M. baccatus n. sp., M. kensleyi n. sp., M. paludosus n. sp., M. setosus n. sp., and M. tsitsikamma n. sp. These taxa are distinguished from each other and from the existing species using a combination of features of the antennae, mouthparts, pleopods, pleotelson and uropods, and by colouration and setation. The distinguishing features and presumed affinities of the species are presented and discussed. A dichotomous key to the species of the genus is also provided. With recent cladistic analyses suggesting that re-arrangements are necessary at the familial level, the removal of Eophreatoicus resulting in a monotypic Mesamphisopidae is considered.
Southern Africa
Freshwater
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopidae Nicholls, 1943 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus Nicholls, 1943 (redescription)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus albidus Gouws, 2008 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus baccatus Gouws, 2008 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus kensleyi Gouws, 2008 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus paludosus Gouws, 2008 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus setosus Gouws, 2008 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus tsitsikamma Gouws, 2008 (original description)
Agulhas Plateau for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus paludosus Gouws, 2008 
Eastern Cape, Province of the for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus tsitsikamma Gouws, 2008 
Gordon's Bay for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus kensleyi Gouws, 2008 
Jonkershoek Staatsbos for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus setosus Gouws, 2008 
Western Cape for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus albidus Gouws, 2008 
Western Cape for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesamphisopus baccatus Gouws, 2008