Monospilus,

Sousa, Francisco Diogo R., Elmoor-Loureiro, Lourdes M. A. & Panarelli, Eliana A., 2017, The amazing diversity of the genus Monospilus Sars, 1862 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Aloninae) in South America, Zootaxa 4242 (3), pp. 467-492: 486

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4242.3.3

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scientific name

Monospilus
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Key to identification of Monospilus  species of the world

1. Carapace with lateral projections.................................... M. daedalus ( Kotov & Sinev 2011)  —East Asia

- Carapace without lateral projections.......................................................................2

2. Postabdominal claw armed with distalmost basal spine robust, while proximalmost basal spine short and thin............3

- Postabdominal claw armed with both distalmost and proximalmost basal spine robust.......... M. dispar  —Cosmopolitan?

3. Postabdominal claw on the postabdomen armed with two pectens...............................................4

- Postabdominal claw with a single saw-shaped pecten......................... M. macroerosus  sp. nov. — Central Brazil 

4. Postabdominal claw with not sharp tip; proximalmost basal spine length about 1/5 of the length of the distalmost basal spine; labral keel with three rows of setulae.................................... .. M. brachyspinus  sp. nov. — Central Brazil 

- Postabdominal claw with sharp tip; proximalmost basal spine longer than half of distalmost spine length; labral keel with one row of setulae....................................................... Monospilus  sp. —Southern South America