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Six new ostracod species discovered

13th August 2015

Two new papers have recently been published as a result of ongoing research on the ostracod genus Bennelongia within Western Australia. The first paper (link) is co-authored by Koen Martens and Isa Schön from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and Stuart Halse of Bennelongia Environmental Consultants. It was published in the European Journal of Taxonomy and describes six new species from the Bennelongia genus, five belonging to the B. nimala and one to the B. triangulata lineage. This takes the total number of described Bennelongia species to 31.

The second paper (link) was published in Hydrobiologia and is co-authored by Isa Schön and Koen Martens of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Rylan Shearn and Annette Koenders of Edith Cowan University and Stuart Halse of Bennelongia Environmental Consultants. This paper looks at biogeographic patterns in Bennelongia using mitochondrial COI sequence data.

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