First record of Pudeoniscidae Lemos de Castro, 1973 (Oniscidea) from Peru, with the description of a new genus and species

  • Ana Teresa Ocampo-Maceda Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Museo de Historia Natural, Av. Alcides Carrión s/n, Escuela de Biología UNSA, Arequipa, Perú
  • Carlos Mario López-Orozco Grupo de Investigación en Biología Descriptiva y Aplicada, Programa de Biología, Universidad de Cartagena, Campus San Pablo, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
  • Evaristo Luciano López-Tejeda Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Museo de Historia Natural, Av. Alcides Carrión s/n, Escuela de Biología UNSA, Arequipa, Perú
  • Ivanklin Soares Campos-Filho Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
Keywords: terrestrial isopods, endogean species, Loreto, Tropical Amazon Rainforest, Neotropical


A new genus of Pudeoniscidae from Peru is described, Loretoniscus gen. nov., including a new species: Loretoniscus mashiriaensis gen. et sp. nov. The new genus is characterized by pereonite 1 epimera without dorsolateral furrows, pereonites 1 and 2 without ventral lobes, telson with distal portion covering uropod endopods, and pleopod 1–2 exopods with respiratory areas. This is the first record of the family Pudeoniscidae from Peru, considerably extending its distribution in the Neotropical region.


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How to Cite
Ocampo-Maceda, A. T., López-Orozco, C. M., López-Tejeda, E. L., & Campos-Filho, I. S. (2023). First record of Pudeoniscidae Lemos de Castro, 1973 (Oniscidea) from Peru, with the description of a new genus and species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 861(1), 65–77.
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