List species and varieties by family
Fosshageniidae Suarez-Morales & Iliffe, 1996 ( Diaptomoidea )
(1) Fosshagenia Suarez-Morales & Iliffe, 1996
Rem.: Type: Fosshagenia ferrarii Suerez-Morales & Iliffe, 1996. Total: 2 spp.
For Fosshagen & Iliffe (2004, p.353) the appearance of this genus, with a transparent body, long A1, unmodified mouthparts, and not particularly strong outer spines on swimming legs, suggests a planktonic existence in caves. For the time being it seems most relevant to keep this genus as a cave-adapted genus belonging to the superfamily Diaptomoidea. It does not seem unlikely that some ancestral deep-water species closely related to Temoropia have invaded caves quite recently in geological terms and become established in an environment also characterized by darkness and scarcity of food. The close resemblance between Fosshagenia and Temoropia was pointed out by Boxshall & Halsey (2004, p.122).

[1] Fosshagenia ferrarii  Suarez-Morales & Iliffe, 1996   (F,M)    [Figs]

[2] Fosshagenia suarezi  Fosshagen & Iliffe, 2004   (F,M)    [Figs]
(2) Temoropia T. Scott, 1894
Rem.: type: Temoropia mayumbaensis T. Scott, 1894. Total: 3 spp.

Diagnosis after Bradford-Grieve (1999 b, p.112) :
- As in family definition.
- Head and pedigerous segment 1 separate, pedigerous segments 4 and 5 separate.
- Posterior corners of prosome rounded.
- Rostral filaments paired, of variable thickness.
- Urosme female 4-segmented.
- Urosome male 5-segmented.
- Female genital segment large and protruding ventrally by about the same amount as depth of urosome itself.
- Caudal rami small with 3 terminal setae (2 for minor).
- A1 24-segmented (segments 24 and 25 fused).
- Male right A1 geniculate, joint between free segments 16 and 17.
- A2 with both rami of about equal length ; exopod 7-segmented.
- Mx1 inne lobe 1 with 15 spines and setae, inner lobes 2 and 3 with 2 and 4 setae respectively, basis with 2 setae, endopod with 2, 2, 5 setae, exopod with 9 setae, outer lobe 1 with 9 setae.
- Mx2 with lobes 1-6 with 5, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3 setae respectively.
- Mxp basis distally broaded.
- P1 endopod 2-segmented ; P2-P4 3-segmented.
- Exopod segment 3 of P1 with 2 outer edge spines, of P2-P4 with 3 outer edge spines.
- Posterior surfaces of some of the segments of P1-P4 bearing patches of spinules.
- P5 female 3-segmented with a seta-like endopod ; exopod with inner and distal tooth-like processes.
- Male P5 2-segmented on right, 3-segmented on left ; right segment 2 has a long, strongterminal spine ; left segment 1 has a long distal spine and a smaller inner bulb tapering to a point, segment 2 with an inner distal, hairy flap.

[1] Temoropia mayumbaensis  T. Scott, 1894   (F,M)    [Figs]

[2] Temoropia minor  Deevey, 1972   (F,M)    [Figs]

[3] Temoropia setosa  Schulz, 1986   (F,M)    [Figs]

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