A morphological re-evaluation of the anostracan families Linderiellidae and Polyartemiidae, with a redescription of the linderiellid Dexteria floridana (Dexter 1956) (Crustacea: Branchiopoda)

  title={A morphological re-evaluation of the anostracan families Linderiellidae and Polyartemiidae, with a redescription of the linderiellid Dexteria floridana (Dexter 1956) (Crustacea: Branchiopoda)},
  author={D. Christopher Rogers},
  • D. Rogers
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
Previous molecular studies proposed that the Linderiellidae and Polyartemiidae should be subsumed into the Chirocephalidae. In an attempt to find morphological evidence to support this assertion, I compared the genital morphology for representative genera of the Linderiellidae, Chirocephalidae and Polyartemiidae. Penal morphology of the anostracan genera Linderiella and Dexteria appear to form a continuum between the Chirocephalidae and the Polyartemiidae. Furthermore, due to the limited… 

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