A new species of Lovenula Schmeil (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

A new species of Lovenula Schmeil (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) from the Eastern Cape... INTRODUCTION The subfamily Paradiaptominae currently comprises 24 species (Rayner, 1999a, b; Dussart & Defaye, 2002; Boxshall & Halsey, 2004; Suárez-Morales & Rayner, 2006), most of which are endemic to Africa but some have been recorded from India (Rayner, 1999b) and Europe (Alfonso & Belmonte, 2013). The copepod genus Lovenula Schmeil, 1898 is one of the most distinctive African diaptomid taxa. The genus was established by Schmeil (1898) based on the description of the genus Broteas by Lovén (1845), a generic name that was unavailable. The genus was soon synonymized with Paradiaptomus by Sars (1907), but later on, the same author (Sars, 1927) recognized them as separate genera. The status of Lovenula has been a matter of discussion among taxonomists (Defaye, 1988; Dussart, 1989) and the most recent revision of the genus (Rayner, 1992, 1999a) provides supporting data to retain them as separate genera, but Walter (2014) restored the synonymy. As mentioned by Dussart & Defaye (2002), after Rayner’s (1992, 1999b) detailed revisionary work of the Paradiaptominae, there are no comparative morphological data supporting the demise of Lovenula as a valid genus so, until further analysis is presented, it is herein recognized as valid. There are four species of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Crustaceana Brill

A new species of Lovenula Schmeil (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Crustaceana, Volume 88 (3): 324 – Jan 1, 2015

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INTRODUCTION The subfamily Paradiaptominae currently comprises 24 species (Rayner, 1999a, b; Dussart & Defaye, 2002; Boxshall & Halsey, 2004; Suárez-Morales & Rayner, 2006), most of which are endemic to Africa but some have been recorded from India (Rayner, 1999b) and Europe (Alfonso & Belmonte, 2013). The copepod genus Lovenula Schmeil, 1898 is one of the most distinctive African diaptomid taxa. The genus was established by Schmeil (1898) based on the description of the genus Broteas by Lovén (1845), a generic name that was unavailable. The genus was soon synonymized with Paradiaptomus by Sars (1907), but later on, the same author (Sars, 1927) recognized them as separate genera. The status of Lovenula has been a matter of discussion among taxonomists (Defaye, 1988; Dussart, 1989) and the most recent revision of the genus (Rayner, 1992, 1999a) provides supporting data to retain them as separate genera, but Walter (2014) restored the synonymy. As mentioned by Dussart & Defaye (2002), after Rayner’s (1992, 1999b) detailed revisionary work of the Paradiaptominae, there are no comparative morphological data supporting the demise of Lovenula as a valid genus so, until further analysis is presented, it is herein recognized as valid. There are four species of

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CrustaceanaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2015

Keywords: Freshwater calanoids; new records; diaptomid copepods; zooplankton

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