Hydroscapha redfordi Maier, Ivie, Johnson, and Maddison, new species, is described from a hot spring in northern Idaho. This new record extends the range of the genus in North America, and marks a new northern-most limit for the family worldwide. Hydroscapha redfordi is distinguished from Hydroscapha natans LeConte by both morphological characters and characters of two genes: the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I and the nuclear gene for 28S ribosomal RNA. Previous species concepts of H. natans are reviewed, and several populations inhabiting hot springs in Idaho and Nevada are now hypothesized to be independent species, leading to a prediction of many undescribed species remaining to be discovered.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.