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Rhinoglena kutikovae sp. nov. (Rotifera:Monogononta: Epiphandidae) from the Bunger Hills, East Antarctica: a probable relict species that survived Quarternary glaciations on the continent

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De Smet, WH and Gibson, JAE, Rhinoglena kutikovae sp. nov. (Rotifera:Monogononta: Epiphandidae) from the Bunger Hills, East Antarctica: a probable relict species that survived Quarternary glaciations on the continent, Polar Biology, 31, (5) pp. 595-603. ISSN 1432-2056 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00300-007-0393-9

Abstract

A new species of rotifer, Rhinoglena kutikovae n.sp. (Monogononta: Epiphanidae), is described from a freshwater lake in the Bunger Hills, East Antarctica. The new taxon is characterized by the following combination of characters: body conical to vase-shaped; a single toe; distal foot pseudosegment bulged; tail prominent, semi-circular; two small spherical pedal glands with common duct, forming a complex with caudal ganglion; trophi with seven major teeth with offset head and two smaller teeth without offset head. The new species is compared with R. fertoeensis, R. frontalis and R. tokioensis, of which scanning electron microscopic information is presented of the trophi. R. kutikovae n.sp. is probably a relict species that survived Quaternary glaciations in glacial lacustrine refugia on the Antarctic continent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Gibson, JAE (Dr John Gibson)
ID Code:50638
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2008-05-19
Last Modified:2010-06-08
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