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A New Genus and Species of Freshwater Tanaidacean, Pseudohalmyrapseudes Aquadulcis (Apseudomorpha: Parapseudidae), from Northern Territory, Australia

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Abstract A new genus, Pseudohalmyrapseudes, and species, P. aquadulcis, of apseudomorphan tanaidacean from a freshwater spring in the Northern Territory, Australia, is described and illustrated. The new genus is placed in the family Parapseudidae and is closely related to Halmyrapseudes but differs by possessing: 1) a four- or five-articulated inner antennular flagellum; 2) a male cheliped lacking carpal lobes and with a defined tooth on the dactylus; 3) setae on the dorsal margins of the basis of the pereopods 2–4; 4) the ventral margin of merus and carpus of pereopod 6 bearing simple setae. Pseudohalmyrapseudes is suggested to occupy a phylogenetic position between Halmyrapseudes and Longiflagrum. Apseudes mussauensis conforms to the diagnosis of Pseudohalmyrapseudes and is transferred to this genus.

Affiliations: 1: a (KL, correspondence) Department of Marine Biology, Texas A & M University, Galveston, Fort Crockett Campus, Galveston, Texas, 77551, U.S.A. (, ; 2: b (TH) Barry A. Vittor and Associates, Inc. 8060 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, Alabama, 36695, U.S.A. (


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