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A new family, genus and species of freshwater amphipod Australomicroprotopus megacoxa gen. nov. sp. nov. (Senticaudata, Corophiidea, Microprotopoidea, Australomicroprotopidae fam. nov.) from Australia

ALAN A. MYERS, JAMES K. LOWRY, ZAC BILLINGHAM

Abstract


A new species of fresh-water amphipod is described from Australia. Australomicroprotopus megacoxa gen. nov. sp. nov. It is placed in a new family, the Australomicroprotopidae fam. nov. and is fully described and figured.

 


Keywords


Crustacea, Amphipoda, fresh-water, taxonomy, new family, new genus, new species, Australia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4161.3.8

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