Koen Martens and Isa Schön have just returned to Belgium after visiting Perth as part of their continuing work on the taxonomy of WA ostracods of the genera Bennelongia, Heterocypris and Ilyodromus. During their most recent visit, another paper was completed describing seven new species of Bennelongia from granite rock pools (here). Both morphological and DNA analyses were used to distinguish species.
Ilyodromus taxonomy is being studied by Koen Martens and PhD student Rylan Shearn, who is currently in Belgium with Koen and Isa looking at the morphology of new species and further developing genetic techniques.
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