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The terrestrial Isopoda (Crustacea, Oniscidea) of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), with descriptions of two new species.

Taiti S, Wynne JJ - Zookeys (2015)

Bottom Line: Of these, the former is believed to be a Polynesian endemic as it has been recorded from Rapa Iti, Austral Islands, while the latter is identified as a Rapa Nui island endemic.A short key to all the oniscidean species presently recorded from Rapa Nui is provided.We also offered conservation and management recommendations for the two new isopod species.

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Affiliation: Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy.

ABSTRACT
Nine species of terrestrial isopods are reported for the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) based upon museum materials and recent collections from field sampling. Most of these animals are non-native species, but two are new to science: Styloniscusmanuvaka sp. n. and Hawaiiosciarapui sp. n. Of these, the former is believed to be a Polynesian endemic as it has been recorded from Rapa Iti, Austral Islands, while the latter is identified as a Rapa Nui island endemic. Both of these new species are considered 'disturbance relicts' and appear restricted to the cave environment on Rapa Nui. A short key to all the oniscidean species presently recorded from Rapa Nui is provided. We also offered conservation and management recommendations for the two new isopod species.

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Styloniscusmanuvaka sp. n., ♀ paratype: A adult specimen in dorsal view B dorsal scale-seta C cephalon in dorsal view D cephalon in frontal view E pleonite 5, telson and uropods F antennula G antenna.
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Figure 2: Styloniscusmanuvaka sp. n., ♀ paratype: A adult specimen in dorsal view B dorsal scale-seta C cephalon in dorsal view D cephalon in frontal view E pleonite 5, telson and uropods F antennula G antenna.

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The terrestrial Isopoda (Crustacea, Oniscidea) of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), with descriptions of two new species.

Taiti S, Wynne JJ - Zookeys (2015)

Styloniscusmanuvaka sp. n., ♀ paratype: A adult specimen in dorsal view B dorsal scale-seta C cephalon in dorsal view D cephalon in frontal view E pleonite 5, telson and uropods F antennula G antenna.
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Figure 2: Styloniscusmanuvaka sp. n., ♀ paratype: A adult specimen in dorsal view B dorsal scale-seta C cephalon in dorsal view D cephalon in frontal view E pleonite 5, telson and uropods F antennula G antenna.
Mentions: Figs 1A, 2, 3, 4

Bottom Line: Of these, the former is believed to be a Polynesian endemic as it has been recorded from Rapa Iti, Austral Islands, while the latter is identified as a Rapa Nui island endemic.A short key to all the oniscidean species presently recorded from Rapa Nui is provided.We also offered conservation and management recommendations for the two new isopod species.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy.

ABSTRACT
Nine species of terrestrial isopods are reported for the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) based upon museum materials and recent collections from field sampling. Most of these animals are non-native species, but two are new to science: Styloniscusmanuvaka sp. n. and Hawaiiosciarapui sp. n. Of these, the former is believed to be a Polynesian endemic as it has been recorded from Rapa Iti, Austral Islands, while the latter is identified as a Rapa Nui island endemic. Both of these new species are considered 'disturbance relicts' and appear restricted to the cave environment on Rapa Nui. A short key to all the oniscidean species presently recorded from Rapa Nui is provided. We also offered conservation and management recommendations for the two new isopod species.

No MeSH data available.