Epimera


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E`pim´e`ra


n. pl.1.See Epimeron.
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Meso- and metathoracic pleura dark brown, with a variable degree of lighter color striping the episterna and epimera. Tegmen dark brown, polished black along the costal margin.
In terrestrial isopod species, Armadillo officinalis stridulates by rubbing some epimera and pereiopods together (Caruso and Costa, 1976).
Ayyildiz and Luxton (1989), however, differentiated Epimerella from the Oppiidae Sellnick, 1937 mainly by the presence of a medial cavity between epimera III and IV in addition to dorsosejugal suture protruding and pointed medially and based on these differences, established the family Epimerellidae with the genus Epimerella as the type genus.
Features suggestive of Parahughmilleria include the lanceolate shape of the preabdomen, the presumed overall size of the animal, the presence of a large epimera on tergite 7, and the ornamentation.
6A); episterna and epimera well defined on thoracic segments (Figs 2A, 4A), hyperpleural lobes large and posteriorly rounded (Figs 4A, 6A); meso- and metasternal spines well defined, short and slender (Fig.