Ambicholestes (Austrolestes), Just, Jean, 1998

Just, Jean, 1998, Siphonoecetinae (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ischyroceridae) 7: Australian Concholestids, Ambicholestes n. gen., with a Description of Six New Species, and a New, Restricted Diagnosis for Caribboecetes Just, 1983, Records of the Australian Museum 50 (1), pp. 27-54: 42

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Ambicholestes (Austrolestes)


Subgenus Austrolestes   n.subgen.

Diagnosis. Ambicholestes   with elongate, I-articulate, apically pointed mandibular palp; palp overreaching mandibular incisor by 113_1/2 palp length. Antenna 1 peduncle article 3 70-85% length of article 1. Male antenna 2 at least as long as combined length of cephalon, pereon and pleon.

Type species. Ambicholestes berentsae   n.sp.

Additional species. Ambicholestes minutus   n.sp., A. thetis   n.sp.


Etymology. The name of this subgenus is composed of an allusion to Australia and its concholestid affinity.