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Setaphyes elenae sp. nov., a new species of mud dragon (Kinorhyncha: Allomalorhagida) from Skagerrak (north-eastern Atlantic Ocean)

Diego CEPEDA, Alberto GONZÁLEZ-CASARRUBIOS, Nuria SÁNCHEZ & Fernando PARDOS

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2020 (637) - Pages 1-15

Published on 29 April 2020

Two new species of Phyxelididae are described from southern Africa: Xevioso cepfi sp. nov. (♂♀), from mountains in the Niassa Province of northern Mozambique, and X. megcummingae sp. nov. (♂♀), from urban Harare, northern Zimbabwe and the Viphya Mts in Malawi. They represent the northernmost localities of the genus. An identification key, partially adapted for the new species, is presented. The biogeographical importance of the mountain areas on both sides of the northern part of Lake Malawi is discussed


Keywords :

Afromontane, Mozambique, spider, taxonomy, Zimbabwe