Systematische Untersuchungen an Grundwasserkrebsen - eine Bestandsaufnahme (mit der Beschreibung zweier neuer Gattungen der Familie Parabathynellidae, Bathynellacea)

  title={Systematische Untersuchungen an Grundwasserkrebsen - eine Bestandsaufnahme (mit der Beschreibung zweier neuer Gattungen der Familie Parabathynellidae, Bathynellacea)},
  author={Horst Kurt Schminke},
  journal={International Journal of Speleology},
  • H. Schminke
  • Published 1976
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Speleology
This paper reviews critically some recent work on the systematics of subterranean Crustacea, in particular Jakobi's work on the Parastenocarididae (Copepoda), Serban's work on the Bathynellidae (Bathynellacea, Syncarida) and Schminke's revision of the Parabathynellidae (Bathynellacea. Syncarida). It is pointed out that three different approaches have been adopted in each of the three cases and advantages and shortcomings of each of them are analysed. Finally descriptions are given of two new… 
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It is suggested that all taxonomic categories must be in harmony with evolutionary concepts, and that the sole aim of taxonomy is to describe a series of categories based on resemblances and differences.
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