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On the synonymy of Delamarella Chappuis and Latiremus Božic (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Latiremidae), including the description of D. obscura sp. nov. from the Black Sea
Huys, R.; Karaytug, S.; Cottarelli, V. (2005). On the synonymy of Delamarella Chappuis and Latiremus Božic (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Latiremidae), including the description of D. obscura sp. nov. from the Black Sea. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 145(3): 263-281. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00188.x
In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0024-4082, more
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  • Huys, R.
  • Karaytug, S.
  • Cottarelli, V.

Abstract
    A new species of Chappuis, 1954 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, LatiremidaeD. obscuraD. galateae Cottarelli, 1971 are presented, based on topotype material from Sardinia and newly collected specimens from mainland Italy. Previous records of D. karamani Petkovski, 1957 from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast are based on misidentifications and should be attributed tD. obscura sp. nov. All three species are morphologically similar, and criteria based on meristic and ornamentation characters are provided to distinguish them. Examination of copepodid V intermoult stages provided new insights into the morphology of the highly transformed P4 exopod of the adult male and its homology with reference to the female. A reassessment of the generic distinctiveness ofDelamarella and the monotypic genusLatiremus Bozic, 1969 revealed that morphological criteria, traditionally employed to separate both genera, are all essentially unsound and based on erroneous reports in the literature. Consequently,Latiremus is relegated to a junior synonym of the type genus, leaving Delamarella and Arbutifera Huys & Kunz, 1988 as the only remaining valid genera in the family.

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