Refereed Article Africorchestia a new genus of sand-hoppers (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae) from western Africa and south-western Europe

Citation: Lowry, J.K. & Coleman, C.O.. 2011. Africorchestia a new genus of sand-hoppers (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae) from western Africa and south-western Europe. Zootaxa. 55–68. 2825.

Abstract:

Africorchestia, a new genus of coastal sand-hoppers (Amphipoda, Talitridae), is described from western Africa and south-western Europe. Africorchestia includes five species: A. fischeri (H. Milne Edwards, 1830); A. quadrispinosa (K.H. Bar¬nard, 1916); A. skoogi (Stebbing, 1922); A. spinifera (Mateus, 1962); and A. tricornuta (Shoemaker, 1920).

Key words: Crustacea, Amphipoda, Talitridae, Africa, Europe, taxonomy, new genus, Africorchestia
 

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