Vol. 59, 2020
(update: 2020.07.08; 08.05)
Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)
Description of the First Leptestheria Species (Branchipoda,
Spinicaudata) from Brazil
Van Weddingen and Nicolas Rabet*
Université CNRS, Biologie des organismes et écosystèmes aquatiques
(BOREA), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, CNRS, IRD, CP26 75231, 43 rue Cuvier Paris Cedex
05, France. *Correspondance: E-mail: email@example.com (Rabet)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Van Weddingen)
(Received 30 January 2020 / Accepted
10 June 2020)
Special issue (articles 32-46) communicated by Thomas A. Hegna and D.
Leptestheriidae) was collected for the first time from Brazil. This
species was found during a study on temporary pools in the municipality
of Palmas de Monte Alto in Bahia state, which is in the Caatinga
climatic zone. A morphological description of this new species is
presented and compared with other known South American species. Our new
species differs from the other described species by the form of the
head and the telson. The associated fauna is comparable to what was
observed by Gurney in 1931 in Paraguay or by Roessler in 1995 in
Colombia, indicating possible connections between the dry regions of
Key words: Bahia, Biogeography,
Leptestheriidae, Morphology, Taxonomy.
Citation: Van Weddingen M, Rabet N. 2020.
Description of the first Leptestheria
species (Branchipoda, Spinicaudata) from Brazil. Zool Stud 59:40. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-40.