Seven new species and two new subspecies of Sclerocypris SARS, 1924 from Africa, with new records of some other Megalocypridinids (Crustacea, Ostracoda)

  title={Seven new species and two new subspecies of Sclerocypris SARS, 1924 from Africa, with new records of some other Megalocypridinids (Crustacea, Ostracoda)},
  author={Koen Martens},
  • K. Martens
  • Published 1 May 1988
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
Sclerocypris dayae n.sp., S. dedeckkeri n.sp., S. dumonti n.sp., S. zelaznyi n.sp. and S. zelaznyi etoshensis n.ssp. are described from South — West Africa (Namibia). S. exserta makarikarensis n.ssp. originates from the endorheic pan system Makarikari in Botswana. S. woutersi n.sp. was described from Lake Albert where it is quite common. S. virungensis n.sp. is known from the Virunga National Park, south of Lake Edward (Zaire). The latter two species are closely related and from part of the… 

Description of the male of Sclerocypris tuberculata (Methuen, 1910) (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Megalocypridinae)

The male of Sclerocypris tuberculata (Methuen), thus far unknown, is here described and it appears that this taxon belongs to a separate species group, together with S. zelaznyi and perhaps also S. sarsi.

Distribution and community structure of Ostracoda (Crustacea) in shallow waterbodies of southern Kenya

Canonical correspondence analysis on species–environment relationships indicated that littoral vegetation, altitude, surface water temperature and pH best explain the variation in ostracod communities.

Superfamily Cypridoidea Baird 1845 (Suborder Cypridocopina Jones 1901)

In the systematic part of this book, three ostracod groups with freshwater representatives are included: Cytheroidea, Darwinuloidea, and Cypridoidea. Taxonomic keys to each systematic unit down to

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This modern distribution study from the southwest arm of Lake Malawi quantitatively relates variables of the lake environment to surficial assemblages of ostracodes and other paleoenvironmental

Species richness and conservationof Namibian freshwater macro-invertebrates,fish and amphibians

Namibia is an arid country but has a diverse array of wetland habitats ranging from ephemeral water bodies and rain-pools, artesian springs supporting small perennial pools and streams, to the large

Inland salt waters of southern Africa

Inland salt lakes are widely distributed in southern Africa: they are particularly common in South Africa, but many occur in Namibia and Botswana. All are shallow, and most are ephemeral with

Faunistics of ephemeral rock pools in southeastern Botswana

The need for more intense and time-integrated studies of these ephemeral systems and especially the permanent residents with specific adaptations to the vagaries of their variable habitat is illustrated.

Late Pleistocene–Holocene Palaeoenvironmental Evolution of the Makgadikgadi Basin, Central Kalahari, Botswana: New Evidence From Shallow Sediments and Ostracod Fauna

The Makgadikgadi Basin in Botswana hosts a system of salt lakes, which developed from the Upper Pleistocene onward due to the gradual shrinking of the giant Lake Palaeo-Makgadikgadi. Stratigraphic

Hydrochemical fluctuations and crustacean community composition in an ephemeral saline lake (Sua Pan, Makgadikgadi Botswana)

AbstractFluctuating hydrochemistry, as a result of extreme hydrological regimes, imposes major physiological constraints on the biota of ephemeral saline lakes. While the inverse relationship between




A bladder-like organ on the dorsal side of the head, between the antennula and the antenna, is named the Muller-organ in Sclerocypris pardii.

Homology and functional morphology of the sexual dimorphism in the antenna of Sclerocypris Sars, 1924 (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Megalocypridinae)

Relying on larval morphology, a homology between the patterns in the two sexes is deduced and a suitable nomenclature for the apomorphic male condition is proposed.

Taxonomic revision of the subfamily

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The freshwater Entomostraca of the Cape Province ( Union of South Africa )

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