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Published: 2018-03-14

A revision of the genus Boroecia Poulsen 1973 (Ostracoda, Halocypridae) with the descriptions of three new species

Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, 81-712 Sopot, Powstancow Warszawy 55, Poland. University of Lodz, 90-237 Lodz, Banacha 12/16, Poland
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, 81-712 Sopot, Powstancow Warszawy 55, Poland.
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, 81-712 Sopot, Powstancow Warszawy 55, Poland.
Zoology Department, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
Crustacea halocyprids Boroecia Atlantic Southern Ocean North Pacific geographic distribution bathymetric ranges meristic data

Abstract

The halocyprid ostracod genus Boroecia Poulsen, 1973 is described in detail and Boroecia borealis (Sars, 1866) is nominated as type species. We unravel several taxonomic confusions and uncertainties in the earlier literature that had their origins in the classification of Boroecia maxima and Boroecia antipoda (Müller, 1906) as subspecies of Boroecia borealis. Three new species are described, B. alaska n. sp., and B. danae n. sp. from the Pacific and B. hopcrofti n. sp. from the high Arctic, bringing the total number of species in the genus to six. Five of the species are described in detail, the only exception is Boroecia maxima (Brady & Norman, 1896), for which there is already a full description in the literature. Comparative illustrations are provided for all the species together with standardised meristic data. A key to the identity all six species is included.

 

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How to Cite

STĘPIEŃ, A., BŁACHOWIAK-SAMOŁYK, K., KRAWCZUK, M., & ANGEL, M. (2018). A revision of the genus <em>Boroecia</em> Poulsen 1973 (Ostracoda, Halocypridae) with the descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa, 4394(3), 301–346. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4394.3.1