Contents

Abstract

The Plakarthriidae is a small group of flabelliferan isopods whose members have a unique, highly modified morphology. Its superficial similarity to the Sphaeromatidae has obscured the classification of this family. Plakarthrium, the only genus, is a specialized offshoot of the Flabellifera, well separated from other groups. We discuss the Plakarthriidae and its evolutionary implications and review what little is known of its natural history. The systematic section includes a taxonomic revision of the Plakarthriidae.

Bibliographic Data

Title
The Plakarthriidae (Isopoda: Flabellifera): déjà vu
Author
Wilson, G. D; Thistle, D; Hessler, R. R
Year
1976
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Number of pages
331-343
Images
False
Volume
58