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  • Marie-Claude Larivière (a1)

The genus Parabrochymena Larivière is reviewed. Parahrochymna inbio and P. ruckesi are newly described. Parabrochymena barberi dituta (Ruckes) is given specific rank. Two synonymies are established: Brochymena aculeata Distant = P. haedula (Stål), Brochymena cuspidata Distant = P. haedula (Stål). A lectotype is designated for P. haedula (Stål). Species groups are characterized, and a key to all taxa is presented for the first time. As appropriate, for each species of Parabrochymena, the following are provided: citation of original description, synonymies, type material, description, geographical distribution, taxonomic comments, natural history, and illustrations of important structural characters. Choroiogical affinities are presented and systematic relationships are hypothesized. A biogeographic analysis of Parabrochymena and Brochymena Amyot and Audinet-Serville is also presented.


L’auteure révise le genre Parabrochymena. Deux nouvelles espèces, P. inbio et P. ruckesi, sont décrites. On élève P. barberi diluta (Ruckes) au rang d’espèce. On établit deux synonymies : Brochymena aculeata Distant = P. haedula (Stål), B. cuspidata Distant = P. haedula (Stål). On désigne un lectotype chez P. haedula (Stål). Des groupes d’espèces sont caractérisés chez Brochymena et un tableau de détermination des taxons est offert. L’auteure fournit, selon l’espèce pour Parabroehymena, la citation de la description originale, la synonymie, la description du matériel-type, une description, la distribution géographique, des commentaires taxonomiques, des données d’histoire naturelle et l’illustration des caractères structuraux importants. Les affinités chorologiques et une hypothèse des relations systématiques sont présentées. L’auteure fournit aussi une analyse biogéographique des genres Parabrochymena et Brochymena Amyot et Audinet-Serville.

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