Australian Museum Journal A new genus and two new species of Cypridinidae (Crustacea: Ostracoda: Myodocopina) from Australia

Shortform:
Parker, 1998, Rec. Aust. Mus. 50(1): 1–17
Author(s):
Parker, A. R.
Year published:
1998
Title:
A new genus and two new species of Cypridinidae (Crustacea: Ostracoda: Myodocopina) from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
50
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
17
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.50.1998.1271
Language:
English
Date published:
13 May 1998
Cover date:
13 May 1998
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: OSTRACODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
11 March 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
1271
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (104kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3353kb PDF)

Abstract

A new genus and two new species of Cypridinidae, Lowrya taiti and Lowrya kornickeri, are described from New South Wales, Australia. Both species are scavengers. They possess an elongate frontal knob and a structurally coloured red area on the rostrum of the carapace. The adult males of these species bear large compound eyes with very large dorsal ommatidia and very large "suckers" arising from cup-shaped processes near the base of the c-setae of the first antennae. Lowrya taiti possesses "coelotrichs", which are unusual evagination/setal sensillae of the carapace (Parker, submitted), and a concave anterior margin of the left rostrum only. Lowrya kornickeri is unusual because it bears an additional small "sucker" distal to the large basal 'sucker' on the basal setule of the b-seta of the male first antenna.