Identification key for the Brazilian species and subspecies of the family Ilyocryptidae (Crustacea, Branchiopoda, Anomopoda)




Cladocera, Ctenopoda, Microcrustaceans, Postabdomen, Setae, Valves


In recent years, an increase in knowledge about the diversity and biogeography of Brazilian Cladocera fauna has been evident. To keep up with these changes, it is opportune to carry out an update of the taxonomy and biogeography for the main cladoceran groups. Since 2008, some progress has been observed in Ilyocryptidae, with reports of four new taxa. In this study, an updated checklist of Ilyocryptidae from Brazil is provided, with a diagnosis for each cited taxon, as well as an identification key. Some of these taxa are considered rare; however, this issue might be an artifact of sampling. As this is the first in a series of papers compiling current information about Brazilian Cladocera, an identification key to orders and families occurring in Brazil is also provided.


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Author Biographies

Francisco Diogo Rocha Sousa, Universidade Federal de Jataí (UFJ), Unidade Acadêmica Especial de Ciências Biológicas - Jataí, GO, Brasil.

Rodovia BR‑364, km 195, № 3.800, Setor Francisco Antônio, CEP 75801‑615, Jataí, GO, Brasil.

Lourdes Maria Abdu Elmoor-Loureiro, Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB), Grupo de Estudos de Ecossistemas Aquáticos (GEEA) - Brasília, DF, Brasil.

QS 7, Areal (Águas Claras), CEP 71966‑700, Brasília, DF, Brasil.


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How to Cite

Sousa, F. D. R., & Elmoor-Loureiro, L. M. A. (2019). Identification key for the Brazilian species and subspecies of the family Ilyocryptidae (Crustacea, Branchiopoda, Anomopoda). Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 59, e20195923.



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