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A new genus of the family Pontocyprididae (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with the description of two new species
Wouters, K. (1997). A new genus of the family Pontocyprididae (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with the description of two new species. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 67: 67-76
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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Keywords
    Biology > Organism morphology > Animal morphology
    Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Shellfish > Marine organisms > Marine crustaceans
    Taxa > New taxa > New genera
    Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
    Ostracoda [WoRMS]; Peripontocypris Wouters, 1997 [WoRMS]; Pontocyprididae Müller, 1894 [WoRMS]
    ISE, Chile, Easter I. [Marine Regions]; ISEW, Papua New Guinea [Marine Regions]; ISW, Maldive I. [Marine Regions]
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Abstract
    A new pontocypridid genus, Peripontocypris gen. nov. and two new species are described from the Maldive Islands, Papua New Guinea and from Easter Island. The new genus has a remarkable set of characters, which are unknown in other members of the family: six adductor muscle scars, a Y-shaped Zenker's organ and a large furca. Some other characters of the valves and the soft parts are reminiscent of different pontocypridid genera, and suggest a mosaic type of evolution. The affinities of Peripontocypris with other genera, and its taxonomic position are discussed.

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