Vestalenula cylindrica Straub, 1952

Smith, Robin James, Lee, Jimin & Chang, Cheon Young, 2014, Nonmarine Ostracoda (Crustacea) from Jeju Island, South Korea, including descriptions of two new species, Journal of Natural History 49 (1), pp. 37-76: 68

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2014.946110

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4335330

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Vestalenula cylindrica Straub, 1952
status

 

Vestalenula cylindrica Straub, 1952  

( Figure 10E–H View Figure 10 )

Darwinula cylindrica Straub, 1952  

Vestalenula cylindrica ( Straub, 1952)   nov. comb. Janz et al. 2001

Vestalenula   sp. – Smith and Kamiya, 2008

Remarks

With a height/length ratio of 0.45, and a Gm claw on the antenna that is about 50% the length of claw GM, this species most closely resembles Vestalenula cylindrica   , which has previously been reported from Korea ( Chang et al. 2012). However, the keel on the right valve is relatively short, at about 18% of the length of the valve ( Figure 10G View Figure 10 ), more similar to the keel of Vestalenula cornelia   (see Smith et al. 2006). This apparent overlapping of characters of two species could indicate that there are unrecognized cryptic species within the genus, or that these characters are more plastic than previously assumed. Without a detailed statistical analysis of the amount of variation of features within the genus (which requires additional material), this issue cannot be currently resolved. Vestalenula cylindrica   was found in one sample during our surveys, collected from a marsh (locality 25).

Superfamily TERRESTRICYTHEROIDEA Schornikov, 1969   Family TERRESTRICYTHERIDAE Schornikov, 1969  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Ostracoda

Order

Podocopida

Family

Darwinulidae

Genus

Vestalenula

Loc

Vestalenula cylindrica Straub, 1952

Smith, Robin James, Lee, Jimin & Chang, Cheon Young 2014
2014
Loc

Vestalenula cylindrica ( Straub, 1952 )

Smith & Lee & Chang 2014
2014
Loc

Vestalenula

Rossetti and Martens 1998
1998