Hanoniscus sp., from Bennelongia.

Belongs within: Crinocheta.

The Oniscidae are a group of terrestrial isopods with a well-developed frontal line across the head. Members of the genus Oniscus have a flattened, elliptical body with prominent anterolateral processes on the head and an elongate telson (Muchmore 1990).

Characters (from Vandel 1973): Cephalon with strongly marked frontal line, with three projecting frontal lobes, one medial and two lateral; supra-antennal line generally well developed, sometimes reduced or absent. Pleurepimeres with ovoid glandular fields, usually small in size, rarely elongated. Pleon continuing directly into pereion without interruption; neopleura large, spreading, falciform. Antennal flagellum consisting of three articles. Endite of maxilliped without penicil. Genital apophysis simple, not bifurcated.

<==Oniscidae [Oniscinae]
    |    |--M. orientalisD01
    |    `--M. sinensis Dollfus 1901D01
    |--Phalloniscus Budde-Lund 1908V73, B35
    |    |--*P. punctatus (Thomson 1879) [=Oniscus punctatus]B35
    |    |--P. armatus Bowley 1935B35
    |    |--P. chiltoni Bowley 1935B35
    |    `--P. kenepurensis (Chilton 1901) [=Oniscus kenepurensis]B35
    |--Hanoniscus Budde-Lund 1912V73
    |    |--*H. tuberculatus Budde-Lund 1912 [=Phalloniscus (*Hanoniscus) tuberculatus]B35
    |    |--H. ashtoni Vandel 1973V73
    |    |--H. monodi Bowley 1935V73 [=Phalloniscus (Hanoniscus) monodiB35]
    |    |--H. myrmecophilus (Baker 1913) [=Oniscus myrmecophilus]V73
    |    |--H. nichollsi Bowley 1935V73 [=Phalloniscus (Hanoniscus) nichollsiB35]
    |    `--H. orientalis Vandel 1973V73
    `--Oniscus Linnaeus 1758BP03
         |--O. asellus Linnaeus 1761BP03 [incl. O. affinis Say 1818H47]
         |--O. asilus Linnaeus 1758L58
         |--O. bicolor Risso 1826R26
         |--O. collinus Risso 1826R26
         |--O. convexus Koch & Berendt 1854BWW93
         |--O. entomon Linnaeus 1758L58
         |--O. latus Risso 1826R26
         |--O. mamillatus Risso 1826R26
         |--O. marmoratus Risso 1826R26
         |--O. physodes Linnaeus 1758L58
         `--O. scopulorum Linnaeus 1758L58

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B35] Bowley, E. A. 1935. A survey of the oniscoid genus Phalloniscus Budde-Lund, with a description of new species. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 21: 45–73.

[BP03] Brandt, A., & G. C. B. Poore. 2003. Higher classification of the flabelliferan and related Isopoda based on a reappraisal of relationships. Invertebrate Systematics 17: 893–923.

[BWW93] Briggs, D. E. G., M. J. Weedon & M. A. Whyte. 1993. Arthropoda (Crustacea excluding Ostracoda). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 321–342. Chapman & Hall: London.

[D01] Dollfus, A. 1901. Isopodák [Isopodes]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 371–374. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[H47] Hatch, M. H. 1947. The Chelifera and Isopoda of Washington and adjacent regions. University of Washington Publications in Biology 10 (5): 155–274.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[M90] Muchmore, W. B. 1990. Terrestrial Isopoda. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 805–817. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

[V73] Vandel, A. 1973. Les isopodes terrestres de l’Australie. Étude systématique et biogéographique. Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Série A, Zoologie 82: 1–171.

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