Neobrychiopontius, Mahatma, Radith, Arbizu, Pedro Martínez & Ivanenko, Viatcheslav N., 2008

Mahatma, Radith, Arbizu, Pedro Martínez & Ivanenko, Viatcheslav N., 2008, A new genus and species of Brychiopontiidae Humes, 1974 (Crustacea: Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) associated with an abyssal holothurian in the Northeast Pacific nodule province *, Zootaxa 1866, pp. 290-302 : 292

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gen. nov.

Neobrychiopontius gen. nov.

Diagnosis—Female. Prosome 4­segmented, with rounded epimeral areas; urosome 5­segmented, consisting of leg 5 bearing somite, genital double­somite, 2 abdominal somites and telson; telson 2 times longer than second abdominal somite. Rostral area projecting ventrally. Oral cone with distal disk formed by labrum and labium. Furca with 7 setae, 12 times longer than wide. Antennule 21­segmented with aesthetasc on segment 18. Antenna and maxilliped with elongate, blunt­pointed, toothed terminally terminal seta. Mandible with 2­ segmented palp, each segment armed with 1 seta. First segment of maxilla with inner lobe bearing 2 setae (1 small) near joint with second claw­like segment. Legs 1 to 4 with 3­segmented rami, formula of armature as for the type species. Leg 5 1­segmented, on ventro­lateral side, with 4 setae. Leg 6 represented by 2 setae. Male unknown.

Etymology—The genus name is a combination of the Greek word “neo” (= new) and the name of the type genus.

Type and only species— Neobrychiopontius galeronae sp. nov.

Distribution—Only known from the type locality in the Northeast Pacific nodule Province.

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