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Article 14

Description of the stygobiotic crustacean Dolekiella europaea gen . nov. sp. nov. (Ostracoda, Limnocytheridae) from southern France

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Z. GIDÓ1, M. ARTHEAU2, J.-P. COLIN3, D. L. DANIELOPOL4*, P. MARMONIER5
1Széchenyi utca 25, 7940 Szentlörinc, Hungary
2Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse 3, Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes, 31062 Toulouse, France
33 impasse des Biroulayres, 33610 Cestas, France
4Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Limnology, 5310 Mondsee, Austria
5Université Rennes 1, UMR-CNRS 6553-ECOBIO, F-35042 Rennes, France
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ABSTRACT. – The description of Dolekiella europae gen. nov. sp. nov., a living stygobiotic representative of the Timiriaseviinae subfamily (Ostracoda, Limnocytheridae) is presented. The ostracods were sampled in wells located along the Tech, Têt and Réart Rivers (southern France). The valve morphology (specially the hinge structure) of Dolekiela resembles those of Abroto-cythere Zhao, 1987, a fossil ostracod taxon known from Tertiary deposits of China. Appendages of the new genus present unique characters, like the reduction of the distal cheatotaxy of the 2nd antenna. The phylogenetical relationships of Dolekiella to other Timiriaseviinae taxa as well as its biogeographical interest are discussed.

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