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Glyptogidiella omanica gen. et sp. nov., an inland groundwater bogidiellid from Oman with enlarged coxal plate V (Crustacea, Amphipoda)

26 Oct 2010-Zootaxa (Magnolia Press)-Vol. 2657, Iss: 1, pp 55-65

TL;DR: The habitus of Glyptogidiella is not typical for a dweller of a true interstitial niche, with its short antennae, large coxal plate and short and stubby rami on the third uropod, which suggests that the interstitial medium could not be the primary habitat for the species, and that the underground of wadis might contain interstices of large size and could also be in contact with karstic hollows.

AbstractA new genus and species of Amphipoda is reported from inland ground waters of the Sultanate of Oman. Although Glyptogidiella omanica gen. et sp. nov. exhibits several features typical of the Bogidiellidae (i. e. combined display of distinct carpal lobe on first gnathopod, reduced pleopodal rami, and unsegmented exopodite of third uropod), its exceptionally large fifth coxal plate and short rami of third uropod do not fit in the restricted diagnosis of the family as recently presented elsewhere. In fact, the enlarged coxal plate V is a feature not reported in any other amphipod, whereas no other bogidiellid displays an expanded basis on pereopod VII. The habitus of Glyptogidiella is not typical for a dweller of a true interstitial niche, with its short antennae, large coxal plate and short and stubby rami on the third uropod. This suggests that the interstitial medium could not be the primary habitat for the species, and that the underground of wadis might contain interstices of large size and could also be in contact with karstic hollows.

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05 Feb 2013-Zootaxa
TL;DR: The Amphipoda includes a large clade defined by the presence of a previously unrecognised synapomorphy, apical robust setae on the rami of uropods 1-2, which is introduced for the first time in am-phipod classification, the level parvorder between infraorder and superfamily.
Abstract: The Amphipoda includes a large clade defined by the presence of a previously unrecognised synapomorphy, apical robust setae on the rami of uropods 1–2. We term this clade the Senticaudata subord. nov. (Latin: sentis = thorn). It includes almost all freshwater species as well as a number of marine benthic taxa, formerly part of the ‘Gammaridea’. The phylog-eny of the senticaudates was determined by cladistic analysis of morphological characters and character states. Within the suborder Senticaudata there are six infraorders: Carangoliopsida, Talitrida, Hadziida, Corophiida, Bogidiellida and Gam-marida. A classification is provided and all the senticaudate families are diagnosed. We introduce for the first time in am-phipod classification, the level parvorder between infraorder and superfamily. Four new families are described: Kairosidae; Eriopisidae; Nuuanuidae and Kergueleniolidae.

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11 Aug 2016-ZooKeys
TL;DR: A critical need is pointed towards to resolve relationships within the family using molecular approaches, along with the development of a suite of additional morphological characters for Bogidiellidae.
Abstract: Bogidiellidae is the most diverse and cosmopolitan family of stygobiotic amphipods, and inhabits a variety of subterranean biotopes, especially interstitial habitats. While the family is characterized by considerable sexual dimorphism, this dimorphism has adversely affected our understanding of the systematics of the group. Most species have restricted geographic ranges and occur in difficult to sample habitats, so it is common for individual species descriptions to be based on a single sex. In this work we revisit an analysis of morphological characters in an attempt to clarify their phylogenetic utility in resolving taxonomic relationships among genera by introducing a new species, two additional characters, and phylogenetic statistical support values. Eobogidiella venkataramani sp. n., from a spring fed brook in the Shirawati River basin along the escarpment of the Western Ghats (Karnataka, India) differs from the only known congener, Eobogidiella purmamarcensis, from Argentina, in the structure of mouthparts, the shape and ornamentation on gnathopods and characters of the telson. Our phylogenetic analyses indicate that the available morphological characters are not sufficient to resolve phylogenetic relationships within Bogidiellidae, thus these characters alone cannot be used to determine the phylogenetic placement of Eobogidiella venkataramani sp. n. within the family. Nevertheless, Eobogidiella venkataramani sp. n. shares diagnostic characters with Eobogidiella, supporting placement of the new species in this genus. Our findings point towards a critical need to resolve relationships within the family using molecular approaches, along with the development of a suite of additional morphological characters for Bogidiellidae. This is the third species of Bogidiellidae from southern India.

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  • ...Our updated data set includes additional genera described by various authors since Koenemann and Holsinger’s (1999) analyses (Fidelidiella Jaume, Gràcia & Boxshall, 2007; Glyptogidiella Vonk & Jaume, 2010; Omangidiella Iannilli, Holsinger, Ruffo & Vonk, 2006, Racovella Jaume, Gràcia & Boxshall, 2007), three additional species (Patagongidiella wefkoi Pérez-Schultheiss, 2013; Xystriogidiella juliani Coleman, 2009; Eobogidiella venkataramani sp. n.), two additional morphological characters, and published taxonomic updates made by Koenemann and Holsinger (1999) as follows: Medigidiella (was Medigidiella A), Indogidiella (was Medigidiella C), Arganogidiella (was Medigidiella B), Bogidiella (niphargoides group) (was Bogidiella C), Bogidiella (skopljensis group) (was Bogidiella B), Bogidiella (albertimagni group) (was Bogidiella A), Stygogidiella (was Stygogidiella A), and Argentinogidiella (was Stygogidiella B)....

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  • ...Vonk R, Jaume D (2010) Glyptogidiella omanica gen. et sp. n., an inland groundwater bogidiellid from Oman with enlarged coxal plate V (Crustacea, Amphipoda)....

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  • ...…genera described by various authors since Koenemann and Holsinger’s (1999) analyses (Fidelidiella Jaume, Gràcia & Boxshall, 2007; Glyptogidiella Vonk & Jaume, 2010; Omangidiella Iannilli, Holsinger, Ruffo & Vonk, 2006, Racovella Jaume, Gràcia & Boxshall, 2007), three additional species…...

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  • ...The new morphological characters address the hypertrophied coxa 5 in Glyptogidiella and the unique position of the coxal gills on pereonite 7 in Xystriogidiella juliani (Coleman 2009)....

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  • ...…Longley 1980; Karaman 1981; Stock 1981; Ruffo 1973; Koenemann et al. 1998; Koenemann and Holsinger 1999; Iannilli et al. 2006; Jaume et al. 2007; Vonk and Jaume 2010; Leijs et al. 2011; Senna et al. 2014), but this work has not led to a coherent understanding of relationships within the family…...

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06 Jun 2012-Zootaxa
TL;DR: This is a contribution to Spanish MICINN project CGL2009-08256, in part co-financed with EU FEDER funds.
Abstract: This is a contribution to Spanish MICINN project CGL2009-08256, in part co-financed with EU FEDER funds.

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  • ...In earlier years, several new stygobiont amphipods from this expedition throughout the north-east and south-east of the Sultanate have been described (Ruffo et al. 2003; Iannilli et al. Zootaxa 3335 © 2012 Magnolia Press · 55NEW METACRANGONYCTID AMPHIPOD FROM OMAN 2006; Vonk and Jaume 2010)....

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