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Cytheroid ostracods (Crustacea) from South Korea, with description of a new species


Yoo, H and Tanaka, H and Tsukagoshi, A and Lee, W and Karanovic, I, Cytheroid ostracods (Crustacea) from South Korea, with description of a new species, Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle. Zoosystema, 41, (22) pp. 419-441. ISSN 1280-9551 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5252/zoosystema2019v41a22


Living cytheroid ostracod fauna from South Korea is very poorly known, and so far only 12 species have been reported in the taxonomic literature with detail description. We describe one new species, Xestoleberis hujeongensis n. sp., and report three other cytheroid ostracods: X. setouchiensisOkubo, 1979; X. sagamiensis Okubo, 1976; and Hemicytherura kajiyamaiHanai, 1957 from the east coast of Korea. The new species is most closely related to Xestoleberis hanaiiIshizaki, 1968, a widely distributed and ecologically versatile species. The two species have a very similar carapace shape and soft body parts morphology. Nevertheless, the new species has a distinctively different carapace ornament (presence of wart-like structures on the male carapace), as well as hemipenis morphology. The other three species were known so far only from Japan, and the South Korean populations differ from the Japanese ones only by carapace size, while the carapace shape and all soft body parts are very similar to their original descriptions. This is also the first record of a living representative of the genus Hemicytherura Elofson, 1941 from Korea.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cytheroidea, Ostracoda, South Korea, East Asia, new species
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Animal systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Karanovic, I (Professor Ivana Karanovic)
ID Code:139672
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2020-06-25
Last Modified:2020-09-07

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