Streptocephalus diversity in Myanmar, with description of a new species (Branchiopoda, Anostraca)

 Shu-Sen Shu1,2,3, D. Christopher Rogers4, Xiao-Yong Chen1,2, La-orsri Sanoamuang3,5

1 Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar

2 Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China 

3 Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand 

4 Kansas Biological Survey, and The Natural History Museum (Biodiversity Institute), Kansas University, Kansas 66047-3759, USA 5 International College, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand

PubYear : 2018

Volume: 734

Publication Name: ZooKeys

Page number: 1-12

Abstract: The diversity of anostracans in Myanmar is poorly known. A series of biodiversity surveys had been conducted in Myanmar, and two species of Streptocephalus were collected in the central dry zone. Streptocephalus sirindhornae Sanoamuang et al., 2000 is reported in Myanmar for the first time, and Streptocephalus shinsawbuae sp. n. is described as new. Streptocephalus shinsawbuae sp. n. belongs to the S. dichotomus group and is similar to S. simplex Bond, 1934 and S. sahyadriensis Rogers & Padhye, 2014, but can be distinguished by the form of the male antennal posterior primary ramus and anterior primary ramus apex and egg ornamentation. Streptocephalus dichotomus has been reported from Myanmar in the past but was not found in this survey.

Keywords: Diversity, new record, Southeast Asia, Streptocephalus shinsawbuae sp. n.