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Morphology of the Resting Eggs of the Australian endemic Fairy Shrimp Australobranchipus (Branchiopoda: Anostraca: Branchipododae): Similarities and differences from other anostracans
Published online: 18 April 2018
Timms, B.V. 2018: Morphology of the Resting Eggs of the Australian endemic Fairy Shrimp Australobranchipus (Branchiopoda: Anostraca: Branchipododae): Similarities and differences from other anostracans. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature 60: 383–387. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2018.2017-04
19 September 2017.
18 April 2018
Australobranchipus, Branchiopoda, morphology, Fairy Shrimp
Eggs in large Branchiopoda are often diagnostic of species and may show some phyletic relationships. Those of the two species of Australobranchipus are described and are easily separable from each other and are particularly distinctive among Australian anostracans, all unrelated. Within its family, the Branchiopodidae however, there is some similarity to two African genera, but not Eurasian species, indicative perhaps of a gondwanan connection.
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