Australian Museum Journal A new genus belonging to the family Porcellidiidae (Crustacea: Copepoda: Harpacticoida) with three new species from Australia

Shortform:
Harris, 2002, Rec. Aust. Mus. 54(1): 1–24
Author(s):
Harris, Vernon A.
Year published:
2002
Title:
A new genus belonging to the family Porcellidiidae (Crustacea: Copepoda: Harpacticoida) with three new species from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
24
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.54.2002.1357
Language:
English
Date published:
01 June 2002
Cover date:
01 June 2002
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
01 June 2002
Available online:
01 June 2002
Reference number:
1357
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (12kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1072kb PDF)

Abstract

A new genus, Dilatatiocauda, is defined to accommodate three new species belonging to the family Porcellidiidae. It is characterised by maxillipeds that do not meet in the mid-line or have a fimbriate process on the basis. Porcellidium dilatatum Hicks, 1971 possesses these features and is moved to the new genus as the type species. Three new species, Dilatatiocauda multidenticulata, D. medialis and D. retroseta from northern New South Wales, Australia are described and placed in the new genus. Three previously described species, Porcellidium tristanense Wiborg, 1964, P. planum Tiemann, 1977 and P. bipartitum Kim & Kim, 1997, although differing in some features, are considered to fall within the parameters of the new genus.