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A new genus and species of the family Ectinosomatidae(Crustacea : Copepoda : Harpacticoida) from the groundwaters ofIndia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 March 2009

T. Karanovic
Affiliation:
Western Australian Museum, Francis Street, Perth, W.A. 6000, Australia
G. L. Pesce
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Universita di L'Aquila, Via Vetoio 14, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
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Abstract

Rangabradya n. gen. and Rangabradya indica n. sp. from the subterranean freshwaters of India axe described. The new genus belongs to a group of genera in the family Ectinosomatidae Sars, 1904 possessing fusiform body shape and it is very similar to the genus Halectinosoma Lang, 1944. The new genus has the exopodite and basiendopodite of the fifth leg completely fused, without surface seta, as well as a characteristic appearance of the antennula, antenna and maxilla. The position of the genus Rangabradya n.gen. within the family Ectinosomatidae is discussed.

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© Université Paul Sabatier, 2001

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