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A new thalassocypridine genus (Crusacea, Ostracoda) from brackish waters in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with the description of a new species
Wouters, K. (1998). A new thalassocypridine genus (Crusacea, Ostracoda) from brackish waters in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with the description of a new species. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 68: 111-122
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
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    Mangalocypria, a new genus of the tribe Thalassocypridini, is described, with a new species, and two previously described species, from Papua New Guinea, the Comoros and Indonesia. The new genus has a remarkable set of characters separating it from other members in the tribe: thin-shelled, translucent and smooth valves, V-process of lower lip developed as a rake, and postero- distal claw of furca fixed to shaft without a joint. The affinities of Mangalocypria gen. nov. with other genera is discussed, and some taxonomical problems in the tribe Thalassocypridini are commented upon. The diagnostic value of incompletely differentiated Zenker organs of premature males is discussed.

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