A reassessment of the pycnogonid genus Stylopallene (Arthropoda, Callipallenidae) with description of a new genus

David A. Staples

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 72 p. 121–129 (2014)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2014.72.07

Abstract

The genus Stylopallene comprising only four species is reviewed. All species are recorded from Australia, predominantly from the southern and south-eastern coastlines in association with arborescent bryozoans. Sexual dimorphism in the scape segments is recognized in the genus for the first time. The status of Stylopallene dorsospinum is re-evaluated and assigned to the new genus Bamberene. A diagnosis of the new genus is provided along with additional images to complement existing figures.

Citation

Staples, D.A., 2014. A reassessment of the pycnogonid genus Stylopallene (Arthropoda, Callipallenidae) with description of a new genus. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 72: 121-129. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2014.72.07

PUBLICATION DATE: 31 December 2014

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