, Volume 162, Issue 3, pp 243–273 | Cite as

Seven new species and two new subspecies of Sclerocypris SARS, 1924 from Africa, with new records of some other Megalocypridinids (Crustacea, Ostracoda)

  • Koen Martens


Sclerocypris dayae n.sp., S. dedeckkeri n.sp., S. dumonti n.sp., S. zelaznyi n.sp. and S. zelaznyi etoshensis n.ssp. are described from South — West Africa (Namibia). S. exserta makarikarensis n.ssp. originates from the endorheic pan system Makarikari in Botswana. S. woutersi n.sp. was described from Lake Albert where it is quite common. S. virungensis n.sp. is known from the Virunga National Park, south of Lake Edward (Zaire). The latter two species are closely related and from part of the flabella-species group. S. longisetosa n.sp., described from a marsh near Kisumu (Kenya), is an enigmatic species, holding an isolated position in the genus due to an aberrant T1.

Key words

taxonomy morphology zoogeography South-West Africa Namibia Lake Albert Makarikari pan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koen Martens
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  1. 1.Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Laoratorium voor ecologie der dieren, zoögeografie en natuurbehoudInstitute for EcologyGentBelgium

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