New species and new records of terrestrial isopods (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea) of the families Philosciidae and Scleropactidae from Brazilian caves

Ivanklin Soares CAMPOS-FILHO, Camile Sorbo FERNANDES, Giovanna Monticelli CARDOSO, Maria Elina BICHUETTE, José Otávio ÁGUIAR & Stefano TAITI

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2020 (606) - Pages 1-38

Published on 20 February 2020

After the examination of a large collection of Oniscidea from caves in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Pará, Sergipe and São Paulo, 12 species were recognized in the families Philosciidae and Scleropactidae. Four new species are described: Alboscia jotajota sp. nov. from the Açungui group; Androdeloscia akuanduba sp. nov. and Amazoniscus spica sp. nov. from the Carajás Formation; and Metaprosekia igatuensis sp. nov. from the Quadrilátero Ferrífero karst region. In addition, Atlantoscia inflata, Benthana longicornis, B. olfersii, B. picta and Paratlantoscia rubromarginata (Philosciidae) are recorded from Brazilian caves for the first time; and Benthana iporangensis, B. taeniata and Circoniscus bezzii (Scleropactidae) have the knowledge of their distribution extended to cave habitats.


Subterranean environment, Açungui group, Carajás Formation, Quadrilátero Ferrífero karst region, Neotropical

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