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Paramunnidae (Crustaea: Isopoda: Asellota) from the Magellan Strait

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
DOI: 10.1006/zjls.1994.1013
  • —Acutomunna - Allorostrata - Magellianira- Taxonomy
  • Medicine


Abstract Seven new species of Paramunnidae from the Magellan Strait are described, two of which are placed in new genera: Paramunna magellanensis sp. nov., P. menziesi sp. nov., P. parasimplex sp. nov., P. patagoniensis sp. nov., Allorostrata ovalis gen. et sp. nov., Austrosignum dentatum sp. nov. , and Magellianira serrata gen. et. sp. nov. Four known paramunnid species from the same location are redescribed: Parammunna integra, P. simplex, P. subtriangulata and Munnogonium tillerae. While investigating the genus Paramunna, two species of this group, Acutomunna foliacea (Chardy, 1975) gen. nov. and Paramunna foresti Carvacho, 1977 were removed, which involved the erection of a new genus. The allocation of P. foresti remains uncertain. Some diagnostic characters of the Paramunnidae and a key to the Magellanic species of Paramunna are presented.

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