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Neftali Sillero, João Campos, Anna Bonardi, Claudia Corti, Raymond Creemers, Pierre-Andre Crochet, Jelka Crnobrnja Isailović, Mathieu Denoël, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, João Gonçalves, Sergei Kuzmin, Petros Lymberakis, Philip de Pous, Ariel Rodríguez, Roberto Sindaco, Jeroen Speybroeck, Bert Toxopeus, David R. Vieites and Miguel Vences

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 distribution types (i.e. groups of species with similar distribution patterns) for European

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David Smith, Lars Vilhelmsen and Stephan Blank

-eremial distribution type 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

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Ken Ogata

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).

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A.J. Bruce

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

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Qingxi Han and Xinzheng Li

, 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

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Cristiana S. Serejo

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

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Yoshihisa Fujita and Junji Okuno

; 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

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Junji Okuno, Masatsune Takeda and Tomoki Kase

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 Ž fth pereiopods (Ž g. 1E) biunguiculate. Distribution. — Type locality: Passe de la Meurthe, Uvea Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (Bruce, 1998). Also

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Bruce

; 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

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A.J. Bruce

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