Rectarcturidae Poore, 2001 rediagnosed with descriptions of new Australian genera and species (Isopoda: Valvifera)

Gary C.B. Poore

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 70 p. 17–36 (2013)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2013.70.03

Abstract

The family Rectarturidae is rediagnosed and three new genera and four new species from Australia added to the single genus of two species known from Argentina. The new genera are differentiated from each other and from Rectarcturus in overall sculptural patterns, the male pleopod 1 exopod, setation, shape and proportion of articles of pereopods 2 and 3, and length and proportion of articles of the antenna. The new genera are Galathearcturus gen. nov., Nowrarcturus gen. nov. and Tasmarcturus gen. nov., and the new species are: Galathearcturus antoniae sp. nov., Nowrarcturus jamesi sp. nov., Tasmarcturus erinae sp. nov. and T. lewisi sp. nov. Arcturus simplicissimus Whitelegge, 1904 is assigned to Tasmarcturus. The South American genus, Rectarcturus, is rediagnosed; its two species, R. kophameli and R. tuberculatus, appear in a key to all species of the family.

Citation

Poore, G.C.B., 2013. Rectarcturidae Poore, 2001 rediagnosed with descriptions of new Australian genera and species (Isopoda: Valvifera). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 70: 17-36. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2013.70.03

PUBLICATION DATE: 27 AUGUST 2013

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