NeMys launches two new identification keys: Rhynchonema & Monhysteridae
Added on 2016-03-30 14:51:04 by Guilini, Katja
While the editorial team is working hard behind the scene to have the list of free-living marine nematodes as complete and up-to-date as possible by this summer, one of the first accomplishments was reached from the long run aims. That is adding new identification keys based on up to date taxonomic information.
Two new polytomous keys were added; a key to the species of the genus Rhynchonema based on the publications of Bezerra et al. (2014) and Datta et al. (2015), and a key to identify the family Monhysteridae at genus level according to Fonseca and Decraemer (2008).
Plans for the near future are to update earlier erected keys, upload more recently constructed keys, and provide the diagnostic characters in the new keys with schematic drawings.
Bezerra, T. N.; Smol, N.; Vincx, M. (2014). Two new species of Rhynchonema Cobb, 1920 from a Brazilian sandy beach. Marine Biodiversity. 44(3): 343-365.
Datta, T. K.; Navarrete, A. D. J.; Mohapatra, A. (2015) Rhynchonema dighaensis sp. nov. (Monhysterida: Xyalidae): a marine nematode from the Indian coast with an illustrated guide and modified key for species of Rhynchonema Cobb, 1920. Zootaxa, 3905(3): 365-380.
Fonseca G., Decraemer W. (2008) State of the art of the free-living marine Monhysteridae (Nematoda). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2008, 88(7), 1371–1390.