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On the distribution of Cyprideis torosa (Jones) (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in Africa, with the discussion of a new record from the Seychelles
Wouters, K. (2002). On the distribution of Cyprideis torosa (Jones) (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in Africa, with the discussion of a new record from the Seychelles. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie 72: 131-140
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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    We revised the taxonomy of the East African Lophuromys flavopunctatus species complex using craniometric data of nearly 3000 specimens grouped in 49 operational taxonomical units (OTU's) covering the whole of its geographical distribution. Our study demonstrates that the differences in age and sex composition of OTU's are of no consequence for the branching of the obtained phenetic trees. This observation permitted us to screen the whole of the L. flavopunctatus s.l. species complex, to evaluate the validity of the already known taxa and to describe two species new to science. Our study complements this traditional morphological approach with mitochondrial nucleotide sequences to characterize the two new species and several OTU's.

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