Abstract

The podocerid genera Cyrtophium, Icilius, Laetmatophilus, Leipsuropus, and Podocerus have been investigated to elucidate their generic characters. Four of these genera are very closely related, with only minor differences between them; Icilius has proved to be non-corophioidean and is removed from Podoceridae. The family Iciliidae, and a new podocerid genus Styloxenodice, to accommodate Xenodice macrophthalma, are diagnosed. Four groups of genera are recognised within Podoceridae, and are given subfamilial status: Podocerinae, Xenodicinae, Neoxenodicinae, and Dulichiinae. It is suggested that Podoceridae is derived from a basic corophioidean Gammaropsis-typeancestor through an ancestral form that would have been similar to Styloxenodice.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Laubitz, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(6): 77–86
Author
Diana R. Laubitz
Year
1984
Title
A revision of the family Podoceridae (Amphipoda: Gammaridea)
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
18
Issue
6
Start Page
77
End Page
86
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.373
Language
English
Date Published
31 March 1984
Cover Date
31 December 1983
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY
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09 September 2009
Reference Number
373
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