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Taxonomic status of the genera Amphipholizona H.L. Clark, 1915
(Ophiuroidea, Ophiolepididae) and Amphigyptis Nielsen, 1932 (Hemieuryalidae): systematic placement and synonymy

ANNE ISABELLEY GONDIM, MARTIN LINDSEY CHRISTOFFERSEN, THELMA LÚCIA PEREIRA DIAS, FRANCISCO ALONSO -MARÍN SOLÍS

Abstract


We synonymize Amphipholizona (Ophiolepididae) and Amphigyptis (Hemieuryalidae), suggest their transfer to family Amphiuridae, and propose a new species combination (Amphipholizona perplexa new comb.). We further provide a new diagnosis for the genus Amphipholizona, a dichotomic identification key for the two species now belonging to this genus and re-describe and illustrate for the first time some of the internal characters, such as the genital plates, vertebrae, and inner side of the lateral arm plate.

 


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Echinodermata, ophiuroids, morphology, taxonomy, synonymy

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