New species and a new genus of Cirolanidae (Isopoda: Cymothoida: Crustacea) from groundwater in calcretes in the Pilbara, northern Western Australia

Bruce, Niel L. (2008) New species and a new genus of Cirolanidae (Isopoda: Cymothoida: Crustacea) from groundwater in calcretes in the Pilbara, northern Western Australia. Zootaxa, 1823. pp. 51-64.

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Abstract

Kagalana tonde gen. nov., sp. nov. and Haptolana yarraloola sp. nov. are described from subterranean water in calcretes in the Pilbarra region, Western Australia. Kagalana is characterised by haptorial dactylus on pereopod, short antennule and antenna peduncles, and pleonites and narrow, laterally overlapped by margins of pleonite and pleonite narrower than the pleotelson anterior margin. Haptolana yarraloola is the second record of the genus from Australia, both species of which are from Western Australia.

Item ID: 14187
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Cirolanidae; Isopoda; Haptolana; Kagalana; Australia; cave fauna; phreatic fauna; Western Australia; Pilbarra
ISSN: 1175-5334
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 01:18
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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