here (1) identify the major spatial and taxonomic gaps in the currently available knowledge in order to identify future research priorities, and (2) analyse patterns of species richness, endemism and main distributiontypes (i.e. groups of species with similar distribution patterns) for European
-eremial distributiontype and are the result of a comparatively recent speciation process. Keywords New species, western Nearctic, biogeography Introduction Ophrynon Middlekauﬀ , 1983 is a small but distinct taxon among the Orussidae, a fam- ily of parasitic wasps. Th e only species known previously was O. levigatus
The wood anatomy of 35 species belonging to 6 genera of the family Caprifoliaceae indigenous to Japan is described. Intergeneric or interspecific differences are recognised in various characters, especially vessel distribution, type of perforation plates (simple or scalariform), intervessel and vessel-ray pitting, presence or absence of spiral thickenings in vessels and fibres, ray histology and fibre type (fibre-tracheids or libriform fibres).
for this species. Distribution. - Type locality, Egypt. Reported also from numerous localities in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Persian Gulf. Also known from Zanzibar, Tan- ganyika, Kenya and the Comoro Islands.
266 Periclimenes grandis (Stimpson) Material examined. - 1 9 , 1 juv., Nosi Be, muddy
, Nansha Islands, South China Sea, stn. 27, 5 ◦ 58 ′ 54 ′′ N 112 ◦ 13 ′ 46 ′′ E, 1252 m, soft mud, AT, 10 May 1987. Distribution. — Type-locality: Bay of Bengal, west of Andaman Islands, 13 ◦ 47 ′ 30 ′′ N 92 ◦ 36 ′ E, 1026 m. Also known from South China Sea and eastern Ceram Sea, at depths of 924-1252 m
; Comanthus samoa -
RESURRECTION OF LAOMENES A. H. CLARK 119 nus A. H. Clark, 1909; and Himerometra magnipinna A. H. Clark, 1908 (cf. Bruce, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1992; Zmarzly, 1984; present report). Distribution. — Type locality: Ambon, Indonesia (De Man, 1888). Also known from the Maldive Islands, Thailand
distribution. - Type locality: Off Amoy, China, 15-46 m depth. Other records: Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, North Carolina, off Virginia, South Africa, Brazil), Pacific Ocean (Hawaii, Japan, Australia) and Indian Ocean (Krusadai Island, South Arabian coast). Brazil: Pernambuco; Alagoas (pers
widened, 1.8-1.9 times as long as palm, 1.1-1.2 times as long as merus; dactylus slender, tapering, 1.2 times as long as palm. Dactyli of third to fth pereiopods ( g. 1E) biunguiculate. Distribution. — Type locality: Passe de la Meurthe, Uvea Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Bruce, 1998). Also
the distal end of the exopod. The ova are a pale turquoise colour. Measurements. - Smaller female: total body length 58 mm, carapace and rostrum 22 mm, post-orbital carapace length 13 mm. Diameter of ova 0.6 mm. Distribution. - Type locality, Funchal, Madeira. Also recorded from Hawaii, the Society
; F, same, distal propod and dactyl; G, same, dactylar accessory tooth. Distribution. — Type locality, off Kei Islands, Indonesia, 315-349 m and now known from 485-470 m, off Sala y Gomez (Chile). Periclimenes sp. (fig. 2) Periclimenes alcocki — Burukovsky, 1990: 187 (partim). Material examined. — One