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Published: 2021-01-06

A new species of the genus Lucasioides Kwon, 1993 (Isopoda, Oniscidea, Agnaridae) from Siberia, Russia

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 33, 119071 Moscow, Russia. M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Altai State University, Prospekt Lenina 61, 656049 Barnaul, Russia. Biological Institute, Tomsk State University, Prospekt Lenina, 36, 634050 Tomsk, Russia Tigirek State Nature Reserve, Nikitina Street 111, 656049 Barnaul, Russia
I.D. Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, 109, 152742 Yaroslavl Region, Russia. Cherepovets State University, Prospekt Lunacharskogo 5, 162600 Cherepovets, Vologda Region, Russia
Crustacea woodlouse COI phylogenetic analysis Altai Siberia

Abstract

A new species of the family Agnaridae, Lucasioides altaicus sp. nov., is described from the Altai Mountains, southwestern Siberia, based both on morphological characters and molecular data. This species is the first record of Lucasioides from Russia, whose location is the northernmost habitat of terrestrial isopods in indigenous habitats presently known to Eurasia. The diagnostic characters of the new species and a preliminary phylogenetic analysis within Agnaridae are provided.

 

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