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A new species of Thaumastognathia Monod, 1926 from japan (Isopoda, Gnathiidae)

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A new species, Thaumastognathia tanseimaruae n. sp. is described from off Yakushima Is., southern Japan. Thaumastognathia tanseimaruae differs from its congeners primarily by having pereonite 4 partly fused with pereonite 5, the cephalosome with a small, rounded tubercle and a large, elliptical tubercle dorsally, a pentagonal pleotelson without setae, a large second article of the maxilliped, and the pylopod without setae. Une nouvelle espèce, Thaumastognathia tanseimaruae n. sp., est décrite du large de l'île de Yakushima, au sud du Japon. Thaumastognathia tanseimaruae diffère de ses congénères tout d'abord par le péréionite 4 en partie fusionné avec le péréionite 5, le céphalosome avec dorsalement un petit tubercule arrondi et un autre, grande, elliptique, un pléotelson de forme pentagonale, sans soies, un second article du maxillipède de grande taille, et le pylopode dépourvu de soies.

Affiliations: 1: Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, 2-4-1 Higashida, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu 805-0071, Japan; 2: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, 1646 Abiko, Chiba 270-1194, Japan


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