Abstract

A new genus, Dilatatiocauda, is defined to accommodate three new species belonging to the family Porcellidiidae. It is characterised by maxillipeds that do not meet in the mid-line or have a fimbriate process on the basis. Porcellidium dilatatum Hicks, 1971 possesses these features and is moved to the new genus as the type species. Three new species, Dilatatiocauda multidenticulata, D. medialis and D. retroseta from northern New South Wales, Australia are described and placed in the new genus. Three previously described species, Porcellidium tristanense Wiborg, 1964, P. planum Tiemann, 1977 and P. bipartitum Kim & Kim, 1997, although differing in some features, are considered to fall within the parameters of the new genus.

 
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Short Form
Harris, 2002, Rec. Aust. Mus. 54(1): 1–24
Author
Vernon A. Harris
Year
2002
Title
A new genus belonging to the family Porcellidiidae (Crustacea: Copepoda: Harpacticoida) with three new species from Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
54
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
24
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.54.2002.1357
Language
English
Date Published
01 June 2002
Cover Date
01 June 2002
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA; TAXONOMY
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01 June 2002
Available Online
01 June 2002
Reference Number
1357
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