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A new species of Carinosquilla (Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Squillidae) from the Seychelles with a cladistic analysis of the genus

Shane T. AHYONG

en Zoosystema 28 (2) - Pages 307-314

Published on 30 June 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Papers in honour of Patsy A. McLaughlin

A new species of Carinosquilla Manning, 1968, C. mclaughlinae n. sp., is described from the Seychelles. It is readily distinguished from its congeners by the spinulose dorsal surface of the sixth abdominal somite, and telson. Carinosquilla mclaughlinae n. sp. is the tenth known species of the genus. Phylogenetic relationships within Carinosquilla are investigated by cladistic analysis. Results support monophyly of the genus, and the synonymy of Keijia Manning, 1995 with Carinosquilla.

Keywords :

Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Squillidae, Carinosquilla, Indian Ocean, new species.

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