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Two new Pontocyprididae (Ostracoda) species from Korea


Karanovic, I, Two new Pontocyprididae (Ostracoda) species from Korea, Journal of Natural History, 53, (45-46) pp. 2801-2815. ISSN 0022-2933 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00222933.2020.1752404


Pontocyprididae is a diverse ostracod family with over 300 species described so far. It has a worldwide distribution in various marine ecosystems. I describe two new species belonging to Ekpontocypris Maddocks, 1969 and Schedopontocypris Maddocks, 1969. They have been collected from shallow littoral and interstitial waters from the east coast of Korea. This is the first record of the family from this country. Two new species differ from their closest congeners mostly by male sexual characters, including morphology of the hemipenis and prehensile palps. Taxonomic keys to living representatives of Ekpontocypris and genera of Pontocyprididae are provided.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biodiversity, East Asia, Ekpontocypris, Schedopontocypris, taxonomic key
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate biology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Karanovic, I (Professor Ivana Karanovic)
ID Code:139667
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2020-06-25
Last Modified:2020-07-31

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