Abstract

The anaspidacean syncarid shrimps of the genera Anaspides Thomson, 1894, Allanaspides Swain, Wilson, Hickman & Ong, 1970, and Paranaspides Smith, 1908, have long been placed in the family Anaspididae Thomson, 1893. Anaspididae Thomson, 1893, however, was formed on a homonymous type genus, Anaspis Thomson, 1893, preoccupied by Anaspis Geoffroy, 1762 (Insecta: Coleoptera), and is therefore invalid. Anaspididae is also a junior homonym of Anaspidinae Mulsant, 1856 (Coleoptera), and is likewise invalid. There being no synonyms available in place of Anaspididae, we establish a new family, Anaspidesidae, to accommodate taxa previously placed in Anaspididae.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Ahyong and Alonso-Zarazaga, 2017. Rec. Aust. Mus. 69(4): 257–258
Author
Shane T. Ahyong; Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga
Year
2017
Title
Anaspidesidae, a new family for syncarid crustaceans formerly placed in Anaspididae Thomson, 1893
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
69
Issue
4
Start Page
257
End Page
258
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1680
Language
EN
Date Published
06 September 2017
Cover Date
06 September 2017
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: SYNCARIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
06 September 2017
Available Online
06 September 2017
Reference Number
1680
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