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In the present, provisional inventory, World strictly subterranean freshwater species, and species which regularly occur in coastal ground (cave, anchihaline, psammic and phreatic) waters, belonging to the family Cyclopidae Burmeister 1834 emend. Dana 1946, are listed. Strictly marine interstitial taxa not listed.
Species described before 1986 according to Lescher-Moutoue's (1986) and Herbst's (1986) reviews. Definition of "subterranean" taxa, geonemy and ecology after Botosaneanu - Stygofauna Mundi (1986) (characters "alfa" and "beta" substituted by "a" and "b"). Limited or particular geonemies are detailed. For some taxa, marked with "+", more information is given on their systematics, ecology and geonemy, and publication data.
Information and/or suggestion regarding new described species or species described after 1995, as well as improving of the list, will be welcome. Please contact the following address: email@example.com
Euryteinae Monchenko 1975
Halicyclopinae Kiefer 1927
Eucyclopinae Kiefer 1927
Cyclopinae Dana 1853, Kiefer 1927
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Evolution and Phylogeny
Catalogs and Regional Faunas
Other URLS with Copepod Information
Groundwater Harpacticoids World Checklist
Threatened species in Italy according to IUCN Red List Categories
CHECKLIST OF THE ITALIAN COPEPODS
An Electronic Update to the "Checklist delle specie della fauna italiana. Copepoda"
Calderini ed. Italy (1995)
Carl voon Ossietzky Universitšt Oldenburg
An excellent and updated Web Site on Copepods, with lot of information on groundwater taxa VI International Conference on Copepoda
Oldenburg (Germany): July 29 - August 3, 1996
VII International Conference on Copepoda
Curitiba, Brazil - 25-31 July 1999
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