Zoological Studies

Vol. 59, 2020

(update: 2020.07.08; 08.05)

Special Issue: Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)

Review of the Eulimnadia (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae) of Tropical Asia, with the Description of a New Species

La-orsri Sanoamuang1,2,*, Sameer M. Padhye3,4, and D. Christopher Rogers5


1Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. *Correspondence: E-mail: la_orsri@kku.ac.th (Sanoamuang)
2International College, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
3Systematics, Ecology & Conservation Lab, Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore, India. E-mail: sameer.m.padhye@gmail.com (Padhye)
4Present address: Biologia Life Science LLP, Ahmednagar, India
5Kansas Biological Survey, and The Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas, Higuchi Hall, 2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759, USA. E-mail: Branchiopod@gmail.com (Rogers)

(Received 18 November 2019 / Accepted 19 December 2019)
Special issue (articles 32-46) communicated by Thomas A. Hegna and D. Christopher Rogers

We describe a new species of Eulimnadia from the Oriental region using museum specimens collected from India and fresh material from Thailand. This species has egg morphology resembling E. magdalensis s. lat. and E. chaperi, but distinctly differs from them by presence of a narrow depression at the polygon floor. We also comment on the species status of E. khoratensis from Thailand based on egg morphology, and present a taxonomic key for identification of tropical Asian species of Eulimnadia.

Key words: Eulimnadia cryptus sp. nov., Eulimnadia michaeli, Spiny clam shrimp, Diplostraca, Systematics, Synonymy.

Citation: Sanoamuang L, Padhye SM, Rogers DC. 2020. Review of the Eulimnadia (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae) of tropical Asia, with the description of a new species. Zool Stud 59:41. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-41.