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Two new species of Leicacandona Karanovic (Ostracoda, Candoninae) from the Great Sandy Desert, Australia


Karanovic, I and McKay, K, Two new species of Leicacandona Karanovic (Ostracoda, Candoninae) from the Great Sandy Desert, Australia , Journal of Natural History, 44, (45-46) pp. 2715-2736. ISSN 0022-2933 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00222933.2010.502977


Two new species, Leicacandona pinkajartinyi sp. nov. and L. jula sp. nov., are described from the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia. Both species have reduced posterior claws on the caudal ramus, but differ in carapace shape and the length of setae and number of segments on the second and third thoracopods. A cladistic tree based on 27 morphological characters and a tree based on geographic latitudes and longitudes of the localities where Leicacandona species have been collected so far were constructed. These two cladograms do not correspond completely, although some similarities exist. The results obtained here agree with those obtained for some other subterranean animals in Australia, and they are understood as independent colonizations of subterranean waters by a couple of widespread surface water species.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Candoninae; new species; Australia; zoogeography
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Biogeography and phylogeography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Karanovic, I (Professor Ivana Karanovic)
ID Code:67223
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2011-03-01
Last Modified:2011-04-07

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