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Title: Cyprideis (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in Australia
Authors: Schon, Isa
Halse, Stuart
Martens, Koen
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: JOURNAL OF MICROPALAEONTOLOGY, 36(1), p. 31-37
Abstract: The identity of Australian Cyprideis has been disputed for several decades. Here, we compare selected aspects of morphology and genetic diversity of two DNA regions (COI and ITS1) between European populations of C. torosa and a Cyprideis population from southern Western Australia, tentatively assigned to C. cf. australiensis. We find that the European and Australian specimens belong to two different genetic species according to the 4 theta rule. We also find some differences in morphology between C. torosa and C. cf. australiensis that allow us to differentiate between these two species. Furthermore, we doubt the assumed synonymy between C. australiensis and C. westraliensis. It would thus seem that at least one, maybe two or even more, species of Cyprideis exist in Australasia that are not part of the near-cosmopolitan C. torosa cluster. The status of Cyprideis consobrina from New Caledonia should also be investigated in light of these new findings.
Notes: [Schon, Isa; Martens, Koen] Royal Belgian Inst Nat Sci, Freshwater Biol, Vautierstr 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. [Schon, Isa] Univ Hasselt, Res Grp Zool, Agoralaan Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Halse, Stuart] Bennelongia Environm Consultants, 5 Bishop St, Jolimont, WA 6014, Australia. [Martens, Koen] Univ Ghent, Dept Biol, KL Ledeganckstr 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23940
DOI: 10.1144/jmpaleo2016-032
ISI #: 000393679500007
ISSN: 0262-821X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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