Corpus ID: 85800057

Zulialana coalescens gen. et spec. nov., a stygobitic cirolanid (Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from a cave in northwestern Venezuela.

@inproceedings{Botosananu1993ZulialanaCG,
  title={Zulialana coalescens gen. et spec. nov., a stygobitic cirolanid (Isopoda, Cirolanidae) from a cave in northwestern Venezuela.},
  author={L. Botosan{\'e}anu and P. Zulialana and {\'A}. Viloria},
  year={1993}
}
A new genus and species of cirolanid isopod are described from a stream in a cave in north-western Venezuela. The depigmented and anophtalmous cirolanid is very large, able to roll into a ball, and has a number of remarkable morphological characters, such as the almost complete coalescence of pleonal segments and telson and the strong morpho-physiological reduction of the uropods. A detailed comparison is made with the only other cirolanid genera sharing such characters: Faucheria from southern… CONTINUE READING
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