A new Candoninae genus (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from subterranean waters of Queensland, with a cladistic analysis of the tribe Candonopsini

Title

A new Candoninae genus (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from subterranean waters of Queensland, with a cladistic analysis of the tribe Candonopsini (439 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Karanovic, I.

Citation

Karanovic, I. 2005 01 10: A new Candoninae genus (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from subterranean waters of Queensland, with a cladistic analysis of the tribe Candonopsini. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 50(2): 303-319. Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835.

Date published

10 January 2005

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1082/j.2204-1478.50-2.2005.2005.09 (439 KB) pdf document icon

Keywords

Pioneercandonopsis, new genus, Candonopsini, Candoninae, cladistic analysis

Abstract

Pioneercandonopsis hancocki gen. nov., sp. nov. was collected from subterranean waters of Pioneer Valley, Queensland, and it is the first subterranean ostracod from this state. The new genus belongs to the tribe Candonopsini Karanovic, in press b, which also includes Candonopsis Vávra, 1891, Caribecandona Broodbakker, 1983, and Cubacandona Broodbakker, 1983. Characteristics of the hemipenis and prehensile palps suggest that Pioneercandonopsis is more closely related to the latter two genera than to Candonopsis. A cladistic analysis based on two sets of morphological characters was performed on all 32 species of the tribe Candonopsini, with Cryptocandona dudichi (Klie, 1930) chosen as outgroup taxon. Resulting cladograms support a monophyletic origin for the Candonopsini and close phylogenetic relationship between the new genus and Caribecandona and Cubacandona.