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Fairy Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) of Chile

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Abstract Portions of Chile were surveyed for Anostraca. Including the two species of Artemia previously reported from Chile, we found 5 new localities and range extensions for 5 species of Branchinecta. Previous studies on Chilean Anostraca have focused on Artemia, and although Branchinecta was previously reported in Antarctica close to Chilean Air Force installations, and in a few temporal ponds in Southern Patagonia, the species were never determined. Brief habitat descriptions, as well as conservation status, and identification keys are presented and discussed. Additionally, we describe a new species from the Atacama Desert, Branchinecta papillata n. sp.

Affiliations: 1: a (DCR, correspondence: EcoAnalysts, Inc. 1307 L Street, Davis, California 95695, U.S.A. ; 2: b (PDLR) Universidad Católica de Temuco, Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas y Químicas, Casilla 15-D, Temuco, Chile, (, ( ; 3: c (OZ) Universidad de Antofagasta, Departamento de Acuicultura, Casilla 170, Antofagasta, Chile, (


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