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A new subfamily and species of Ostracoda (Cylindroleberididae, Myodocopa) from the Chatham Rise (New Zealand)


Karanovic, I and Loerz, A-N, A new subfamily and species of Ostracoda (Cylindroleberididae, Myodocopa) from the Chatham Rise (New Zealand), New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 39, (4) pp. 265-290. ISSN 0301-4223 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 The Royal Society of New Zealand

DOI: doi:10.1080/03014223.2011.648200


The second species of the genus, Macroasteropteron chathamensis sp. nov. is described in the present paper. It was collected from 1000 m depth during the New Zealand national biodiversity programme Ocean Survey 20/20 to the Chatham Rise and the Challenger Plateau. To accommodate this genus, a new subfamily Macroasteropteroninae is described herein. It is defined by the following autapomorphies: locking system on the shell; very small second segment on the second antenna (bearing no dorsal bristles); square shaped third and fourth segments on the same appendage; absence of dorsal bristles on the third segment of the male clasping organ; reverse position of the alpha and beta bristles on the maxillula; almost square shaped skirt on the sixth limb; and a bulbous terminal part of the seventh limb, which, in addition, does not have any bell-bearing bristles. A key to the four subfamilies of Cylindroleberididae is provided.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ostracoda, New Zealand, taxonomy, new subfamily, Macroasteropteron chathamensis sp. nov, key of Cylindroleberididae
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate biology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Karanovic, I (Professor Ivana Karanovic)
ID Code:84925
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-06
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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