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On a collection of stygobitic cirolanids (Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from northern Mexico, with description of an new species
Botosaneanu, L.; Iliffe, T.M.; Hendrickson, D.A. (1998). On a collection of stygobitic cirolanids (Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from northern Mexico, with description of an new species. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie 68: 123-134
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Bruxelles. ISSN 0374-6429, more
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  • Botosaneanu, L.
  • Iliffe, T.M.
  • Hendrickson, D.A.

Abstract
    From caves and springs in northern Mexico (Tamaulipas and Coahuila), mostly explored by diving, seven species of stygobitic and troglomorphic cirolanids were sampled: four species of Speocirolana BOLIVAR (one of them, interesting in several respects, described as new), the two known species of Sphaerolana Cole & Minckley, and Cirolanides texensis Benedict. For all six already known species, the localities are new, and additional information is provided on their morphology, variability, and relationships. With 15 described species, Mexico has a quite remarkable and varied assemblage of subterranean Cirolanidae, pointing to quite diverse marine ancestors.

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