Riocypris Klie, 1935,

Meisch, Claude, Smith, Robin J. & Martens, Koen, 2019, A subjective global checklist of the extant non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea), European Journal of Taxonomy 492, pp. 1-135: 7

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Riocypris Klie, 1935


(15) Riocypris Klie, 1935  :

Riocypris  was erected for the single species R. uruguayensis Klie, 1935  , described from Uruguay. The genus remained monospecific until Karanovic (2008) described R. hinzeae  from Australia, additionally transferring the following two species to Riocypris  : R. fitzroyi ( McKenzie, 1966)  , formerly assigned to Candonocypris  , and R. fontana (Graf, 1931)  , previously allocated to Eucypris  . More recently, Díaz & Martens (2014) transferred E. fontana  into the newly erected genus Argentocypris Díaz & Martens, 2014  . For reasons of both the differences in the structure of the carapace and biogeographic occurrence, the latter authors (op. cit.) expressed their doubts whether the West Australian R. hinzeae  and the South American R. uruguayensis  would be congeneric. We follow Díaz & Martens (2014) and only provisionally keep R. hinzeae  in the genus Riocypris  . As for R. fitzroyi  , it is here reallocated to Candonocypris  .