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Published: 2018-08-22

Cylindroniscus platoi (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Styloniscidae), a new cave-dwelling species from Lagoa Santa Karst, Southeastern Brazil

Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva, Rodovia Washington Luís, Km 235, 13565-905 São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Recursos Naturais, Av. Aprígio Veloso, 882, Bairro Universitário, 58429-140 Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva, Rodovia Washington Luís, Km 235, 13565-905 São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Crustacea Troglobite Pedro Leopoldo Minas Gerais Cylindroniscus Brazil

Abstract

The new species Cylindroniscus platoi n. sp. is herein described. As far as known, the species occurs only in three caves developed in a continuous limestone outcrop at Pedro Leopoldo municipality, Minas Gerais State. Cylindroniscus platoi n. sp. is regarded as an endemic troglobite based on its limited distribution and on non-obvious troglomorphisms found on its body surface.

 

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How to Cite

FERNANDES, C. S., CAMPOS-FILHO, I. S., & BICHUETTE, M. E. (2018). <em>Cylindroniscus</em> <em>platoi</em> (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Styloniscidae), a new cave-dwelling species from Lagoa Santa Karst, Southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, 4461(3), 411–420. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4464.3.6