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10 October 2019 Cytheroid ostracods (Crustacea) from South Korea, with description of a new species
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Living cytheroid ostracod fauna from South Korea is very poorly known, and so far only 12 species have been reported in the taxonomic literature with detail description. We describe one new species, Xestoleberis hujeongensis n. sp., and report three other cytheroid ostracods: X. setouchiensisOkubo, 1979; X. sagamiensis Okubo, 1976; and Hemicytherura kajiyamaiHanai, 1957 from the east coast of Korea. The new species is most closely related to Xestoleberis hanaiiIshizaki, 1968, a widely distributed and ecologically versatile species. The two species have a very similar carapace shape and soft body parts morphology. Nevertheless, the new species has a distinctively different carapace ornament (presence of wart-like structures on the male carapace), as well as hemipenis morphology. The other three species were known so far only from Japan, and the South Korean populations differ from the Japanese ones only by carapace size, while the carapace shape and all soft body parts are very similar to their original descriptions. This is also the first record of a living representative of the genus Hemicytherura Elofson, 1941 from Korea.

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Hyunsu Yoo, Hayato Tanaka, Akira Tsukagoshi, Wonchoel Lee, and Ivana Karanovic "Cytheroid ostracods (Crustacea) from South Korea, with description of a new species," Zoosystema 41(1), 419-441, (10 October 2019).
Received: 1 June 2018; Accepted: 18 January 2019; Published: 10 October 2019

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