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Nitocrellopsis texana n. sp. from central TX (U.S.A.) and N. ahaggarensis n. sp. from the central Algerian Sahara (Copepoda, Harpacticoida)

  • Frank Fiers
  • Thomas M. Iliffe


Nitocrellopsis texana n. sp. found in samples collected by SCUBA divers in Honey Creek Cave (Texas, U.S.A.) is described. This species is the first representative of this stygobitic taxon from a Northern American locality. The original description of N. ioneli (Dumont & Decraemer, 1975) is amended and the closely related N. ahaggarensis n. sp. is described from a well near Tamanghasset in the Ahaggar mountains in Algeria. The monophyly of Nitocrellopsis is discussed and its present day distribution is analyzed.

Harpacticoida new species redescription taxonomy troglobitics trans-Atlantic distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Fiers
    • 1
  • Thomas M. Iliffe
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBrusselsBelgium

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