Ischnomesus kussakini

Merrin, Kelly L. & Poore, Gary C. B., 2015, Nomenclatural changes in two families of asellote isopods (Acanthaspidiidae and Ischnomesidae), Zootaxa 4013 (1), pp. 139-142: 140

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.1.10

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ischnomesus kussakini
status

 

Ischnomesus kussakini  nom. nov.

Bactromesus antarcticus Kussakin, 1982: 95  .

Etymology. In honour of Oleg Kussakin, who first described this species.

Remarks. Bactromesus antarcticus Kussakin, 1982  was described from specimens collected from the South Shetland Islands. Kussakin (1988) synonymised Bactromesus Wolff, 1962  with Ischnomesus Richardson, 1908  , thus transferring his and the two original species of Bactromesus  to Ischnomesus  . However, Schultz (1979) had already described Ischnomesus antarcticus Schultz, 1979  from west of the Anvers Island, and thus I. antarcticus (Kussakin, 1982)  is a junior homonym. A replacement name, Ischnomesus kussakini  nom. nov. is here proposed. I. kussakini  nom. nov. can be distinguished from I. antarcticus  by the absence of dorsal and lateral spines on the cephalon and body.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Ischnomesidae

Genus

Ischnomesus

Loc

Ischnomesus kussakini

Merrin, Kelly L. & Poore, Gary C. B. 2015

2015
Loc

Bactromesus antarcticus

Kussakin 1982: 95

1982