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Redefinition of the parastenocaridid genus Proserpinicaris (Copepoda: Harpacticoida), with description of three new species from Korea

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Karanovic, T and Cho, J-L and Lee, W, Redefinition of the parastenocaridid genus Proserpinicaris (Copepoda: Harpacticoida), with description of three new species from Korea, Journal of Natural History, 46, (25-26) pp. 1573-1613. ISSN 0022-2933 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/00222933.2012.681316

Abstract

Proserpinicaris young sp. nov., Proserpinicaris wangpi sp. nov. and Proserpinicaris imjin sp. nov. are described from subterranean waters of South Korea. They are short-range endemics, allopatric in distribution and closely related to each other, and to two other Far Eastern congeners. Distinguishing features are limited to the general habitus shape, proportions of the caudal rami and degree of sexual dimorphism. The genus Proserpinicaris Jakobi, 1972, as redefined here, is Palaearctic in distribution, with the centre of diversity in southern Europe, and 20 valid members, all of which share a large hyaline spiniform structure on the male fourth leg basis as a synapomorphy. A key to species is provided. Genera Niponnicaris Jakobi, 1972 and Pannonicaris Jakobi, 1972 are established as its junior subjective synonyms, Lacustricaris Jakobi, 1972 is formally synonymized with Parastenocaris Kessler, 1913, and Parastenocaris lacustris Chappuis, 1958 is designated as incertae sedis in Fontinalicaridinae Schminke, 2010.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:taxonomy, systematics, stygofauna, phylogeny, zoogeography, endemism
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Biological Adaptation
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Author:Karanovic, T (Dr Tomislav Karanovic)
ID Code:83720
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2013-03-21
Last Modified:2014-01-23
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