Plesiocypridopsini, Jacobs & Martens, 2022

Jacobs, Bram & Martens, Koen, 2022, An endemic species flock of Cypridopsinae (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the ancient Lake Malawi (Africa), with the description of a new genus and three new species, Zootaxa 5100 (3), pp. 301-348 : 306

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5100.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8D9244AB-C2E5-4F76-8C9B-30A39DD3679B

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6314534

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/C50D87F8-3C61-FFDD-FF61-C93038E2966B

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Plazi

scientific name

Plesiocypridopsini
status

trib. nov.

Tribe Plesiocypridopsini trib. nov.

Type genus: Plesiocypridopsis Rome, 1965

We here select this common genus as the type genus, in order to avoid that the entire tribe would be based on a clade which is endemic to a single lake.

Genera included: see Table 2 View TABLE 2 .

Differential diagnosis. Plesiocypridopsini trib. nov. is the sixth cypridopsine tribe ( Table 2 View TABLE 2 ). It can be distinguished from the five other tribes as follows: the RV overlaps the LV at least anteriorly, most commonly also along the posterior and ventral sides, by which it is distinguished from the Cypridopsini ; the A1 has a normal chaetotaxy, i.e. there are no apparent reductions in size of segments and number of setae, as in the Paranadopsini ; the distal segment of the Mx1-palp is elongated, not spatulate, as in Potamocypridini ; the A 2 in females lacks the strongly enlarge claw G2 as in the species in the tribe Zonocypridini ; the T3 has a distal pincer organ, and there are no marginal septa on the valves, which separates it from the Cyprettadopsini in which segment 4 on T3 is separate from segment 3, and marginal septa occur.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Ostracoda

Order

Podocopida

Family

Cyprididae