Notodiaptomus

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Notodiaptomus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Calanoida
Family: Diaptomidae
Genus: Notodiaptomus
Kiefer, 1936
Type species
Notodiaptomus deitersi
(Poppe, 1891)

Notodiaptomus is a genus of copepods in the family Diaptomidae. It is the most widely distributed, most abundant and most species-rich genus of freshwater calanoid copepods in the Neotropics.[1] The genus was erected in 1936 by Friedrich Kiefer for eleven species formerly placed in a wider Diaptomus. Notodiaptomus deitersi was chosen to be the type species by Raúl Adolfo Ringuelet in 1958.[1]

The genus Notodiaptomus includes 34 valid species, and two species inquirenda.[2] Its members include the Venezuelan endemic Notodiaptomus maracaibensis and the Brazilian endemic Notodiaptomus dubius, both of which are listed as vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edinaldo N. Santos-Silva; Geoff A. Boxshall & Carlos E. F. Rocha (1999). "The Neotropical genus Notodiaptomus Kiefer, 1936 (Calanoida: Diaptomidae): redescription of the type species Notodiaptomus deitersi (Poppe, 1891) and designation of a neotype". Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 34 (2): 114–128. doi:10.1076/snfe.34.2.114.2106. 
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter (2010). T. Chad Walter; Geoff Boxshall, eds. "Notodiaptomus Kiefer, 1936". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ J. W. Reid (1996). "Notodiaptomus dubius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3 (2.3). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ J. W. Reid (1996). "Notodiaptomus maracaibensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3 (2.3). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved November 25, 2010.