Australian Museum Journal Anaspidesidae, a new family for syncarid crustaceans formerly placed in Anaspididae Thomson, 1893

Shortform:
Ahyong and Alonso-Zarazaga, 2017. Rec. Aust. Mus. 69(4): 257–258
Author(s):
Shane T. Ahyong; Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga
Year published:
2017
Title:
Anaspidesidae, a new family for syncarid crustaceans formerly placed in Anaspididae Thomson, 1893
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
69
Issue:
4
Start page:
257
End page:
258
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1680
Language:
EN
Date published:
06 September 2017
Cover date:
06 September 2017
ISSN:
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: SYNCARIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
06 September 2017
Available online:
06 September 2017
Reference number:
1680
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (217kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (232kb PDF)

Abstract

The anaspidacean syncarid shrimps of the genera Anaspides Thomson, 1894, Allanaspides Swain, Wilson, Hickman & Ong, 1970, and Paranaspides Smith, 1908, have long been placed in the family Anaspididae Thomson, 1893. Anaspididae Thomson, 1893, however, was formed on a homonymous type genus, Anaspis Thomson, 1893, preoccupied by Anaspis Geoffroy, 1762 (Insecta: Coleoptera), and is therefore invalid. Anaspididae is also a junior homonym of Anaspidinae Mulsant, 1856 (Coleoptera), and is likewise invalid. There being no synonyms available in place of Anaspididae, we establish a new family, Anaspidesidae, to accommodate taxa previously placed in Anaspididae.

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