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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 474, Issue 1–3, pp 155–169 | Cite as

The genus Haplocyclops Kiefer, 1952 (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Cyclopidae): Redescription of the type-species, H. gudrunae, and its congeners

  • Frank Fiers
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Abstract

The cyclopid genus Haplocyclops Kiefer, 1952 has long been a problematic taxon with an uncertain taxonomic position, until it became revalidated recently after the description of the first neotropical representative, H. torresi Rocha et al., 1998. This report deals with the redescription of the type-species of the genus, H. gudrunae Kiefer, 1952, and of three of its congeners. Specimens from Iran identified as H. neuter are considered as a previously unknown species, which is named H. iranicus n. sp. Cyclops spec. Menzel, 1926, which was included in Haplocyclops and named H. parvulus Kiefer, 1928, is allocated to the genus Bryocyclops. It remains, however, a species inquirendae. Based upon these observations the generic diagnosis is updated.

Haplocyclops H. gudrunae H. pauliani H. neuter H. monodi H. iranicus n. sp Bryocyclops parvulus n. comb 

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  • Frank Fiers
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  1. 1.Royal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBrussels, Belgium

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