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|Mesocyclops cuttacuttae n. sp. from a cave in northern Australia (Crustacea: Copepoda, Cyclopoida)|
Dumont, H.J.; Maas, S. (1985). Mesocyclops cuttacuttae n. sp. from a cave in northern Australia (Crustacea: Copepoda, Cyclopoida). The Beagle 1(13): 115-122
In: The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory: Darwin. ISSN 0811-3653
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A second cave-dwelling species of Mesocyclops is described and figured. The first one is found in Madagascar, the only locality outside Australia where the decapod genus Parisia, which also inhabits Cutta Cutta cave, occurs. However, the Mesocyclops species are not related. Mesocyclops cuttacuttae instead shows affinity in several characters with other Australian representatives of its genus. Its many special features are ascribed to a long period of isolation in a cave habitat, and are not considered to warrant the creation of a separate genus or subgenus.