Martínez Arbizu P. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships within Schminkepinellidae fam. n., a new monophyletic group of marine cyclopinids (Cyclopoida: Copepoda), description of two new genera and four new species // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.3 (for 2006). No.2: 185–207 [in English].

DZMB — Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Südstrand 44, 26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany. E-mail: pmartinez@senckenberg.de

KEY WORDS: Schminkepinellidae fam.n., Schminkepinella gen.n., Einslepinella gen.n., Cyclopinidae, Copepoda.

ABSTRACT: The new family Schminkepinellidae fam.n. includes five genera: three known ones: Muceddina Jaume et Boxshall, 1996, Barathicola Humes, 1999, and Cyclopinella, Sars 1913, and 2 new genera: Einslepinella gen.n. and Schminkepinella gen.n. The new monophyletic group is characterised by the absence of a coxal endite on the maxillule, and by the spinal condition of the distal inner element on the middle endopodal segment of leg 4. A phylogenetic analysis shows Muceddina to be the relatively most primitive taxon, followed in sequence by Barathricola, Cyclopinella, Einslepinella gen.n. and Schminkepi-nella gen.n. It is argued, that at least, species belonging to Einslepinella gen.n. may be loosely associated with invertebrates.

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