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Eodiaptomus indawgyi n. sp., a pelagic calanoid copepod presumed endemic to ancient Lake Indawgyi, Myanmar

  • Henri J. Dumont
  • Jim Green


The little-known prepleistocene Lake Indawgyi (Myanmar) is shown to harbour an endemic pelagicEodiaptomus species, described herein. The area around the lake is inhabited by another species in the same genus. Related species occur throughout South-East Asia, and a presumed close relative is endemic to a chain of pre-pleistocene lakes in Celebes.


ancient lakes calanoid copepods endemics South-East Asia Myanmar biogeography taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Animal EcologyGhent UniversityGentBelgium
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityTeddington MiddxUK

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