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NameGouws, G. (2008). New species of Mesamphisopus, an endemic South African freshwater isopod genus (Isopoda: Phreatoicidea: Mesamphisopidae). Zootaxa. 1690: 1-62.
AuthorsGouws, G.
Year2008
TitleNew species of Mesamphisopus, an endemic South African freshwater isopod genus (Isopoda: Phreatoicidea: Mesamphisopidae)
JournalZootaxa
Suffix1690: 1-62
Type Publication
NoteFamily made monotypic by removal of Eophreatoicus
AbstractIsopoda 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.
Geographical
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Southern Africa
Bibliographical
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Freshwater
Taxonomic
terms
Crustacea
Isopoda
Taxa
(8)
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)
Distributions
(6)
Agulhas Plateau for Mesamphisopus paludosus Gouws, 2008
Eastern Cape, Province of the for Mesamphisopus tsitsikamma Gouws, 2008
Gordon's Bay for Mesamphisopus kensleyi Gouws, 2008
Jonkershoek Staatsbos for Mesamphisopus setosus Gouws, 2008
Western Cape for Mesamphisopus albidus Gouws, 2008
Western Cape for Mesamphisopus baccatus Gouws, 2008
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