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n.1.(Anat.) The basal joint of the legs of Crustacea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Halicyclops hurlberti belongs to the group of species "B" of Halicyclops with a 3443 spine formula but Rocha (1991) recognized a subgroup of species sharing the following characteristics: 1) caudal setae bearing only heteronomously distributed setules, 2) fourth segment of female antennule less than twice as long as wide, 3) inner spine of the second basipodite of P1 reaching at least midlength of P1ENP3.
ogunnus species: longitudinal rows of spines on the frontal side of the basipodite of antenna 2 (Figure 2B), rows of spines on maxillulary palp (Figure 2C), projection on the intercoxal sclerite of leg 4 (Figure 2D), seminal receptacle with lateral amis broad and slightly curved backwards (Figure 2E) and furca naked on the inner margin (Figure 2F).
Podites are here given numbers from 1 (the most distal) to 6, which correspond to the scientific terms of dactylopodite, propodite, carpopodite, meropodite, ischiopodite, and basipodite, respectively.