Pedigerous

Pe`dig´er`ous


a.1.(Zool.) Bearing or having feet or legs.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The present specimen is assigned to an undescribed genus of the family Misophriidae based on the following features: (1) the carapace-like extension covering the first pedigerous somite; (2) the reduction in segmentation (6-segmented) and setation (0, 2, 1, 1, 1, 3) of the antennary exopod; and (3) the absence of an intercoxal sclerite on the fifth legs (see Boxshall and Jaume 2000).
The first pedigerous somite is cephalically incorporated and the three succeeding free pedigerous somites each bear a pair of biramous swimming legs.
The main differences between these two species reside in the proportions of the body parts, particularly in the urosome; the genital double somite, the fifth pedigerous somite, and the anal somites differ in shape and relative size in the two species, as shown in Table 1.
Free fourth pedigerous somite about three times wider than long [209 (170230) x 609 (560-645) [micro]m] and indistinctly separated from genital complex.
Within the Pandaridae, representatives of Prosaetes, Cecrops, Luetkenia, Philorthagoriscus, Orthagoriscicola, and Entepherus are considered members of the Dinemoura-group based on their shared possession of a narrow third pedigerous somite and dorsal plates on the fourth pedigerous somite in the adult female and a modified leg 3 terminal endopodal segment in the adult male.