Australian Museum Journal A revision of the family Podoceridae (Amphipoda: Gammaridea)

Shortform:
Laubitz, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(6): 77–86
Author(s):
Laubitz, Diana R.
Year published:
1984
Title:
A revision of the family Podoceridae (Amphipoda: Gammaridea)
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
18
Issue:
6
Start page:
77
End page:
86
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.373
Language:
English
Date published:
31 March 1984
Cover date:
31 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
09 September 2009
Reference number:
373
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Title page:
Title page (104kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1082kb PDF)

Abstract

The podocerid genera Cyrtophium, Icilius, Laetmatophilus, Leipsuropus, and Podocerus have been investigated to elucidate their generic characters. Four of these genera are very closely related, with only minor differences between them; Icilius has proved to be non-corophioidean and is removed from Podoceridae. The family Iciliidae, and a new podocerid genus Styloxenodice, to accommodate Xenodice macrophthalma, are diagnosed. Four groups of genera are recognised within Podoceridae, and are given subfamilial status: Podocerinae, Xenodicinae, Neoxenodicinae, and Dulichiinae. It is suggested that Podoceridae is derived from a basic corophioidean Gammaropsis-typeancestor through an ancestral form that would have been similar to Styloxenodice.

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