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Calanoid copepods from the lowland forest zone of Cameroon (West Africa), with the description of a new species of Tropodiaptomus
Chiambeng, G.Y.; Dumont, H.J. (2002). Calanoid copepods from the lowland forest zone of Cameroon (West Africa), with the description of a new species of Tropodiaptomus. Hydrobiologia 489: 99-106. hdl.handle.net/10.1023/A:1023258604374
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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Keywords
    Calanoida [WoRMS]; Camerundiaptomus Dumont & Chiambeng, 2002 [WoRMS]; Thermodiaptomus Kiefer, 1932 [WoRMS]; Tropodiaptomus Kiefer, 1932 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    lowland tropical forest calanoid copepods Tropodiaptomus Camerundiaptomus Thermodiaptomus Cameroon taxonomy biogeography

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  • Chiambeng, G.Y.
  • Dumont, H.J., more

Abstract
    We illustrate four of the six calanoid copepods currently known from the lowland forest zone of Cameroon. Two are possibly shared with the savannah zone of West Africa. Of interest is a new record from the Korup forest of the recently discovered Camerundiaptomus djamai. A new species, Tropodiaptomus njinei is also described. It is closely related to Tropodiaptomus loveni. The composition of this highly endemic microfauna is discussed. It is suggested that Camerundiaptomus and Thermodiaptomus may share a common origin.

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