A new type of stygobiont Isopoda has been collected from wells in the “llanos” of Venezuela, near Calabozo, and in the hyporheal of a river in the Aragua State. On account of its body segmentation, and structure of uropods and pleopods, it must be considered as representing a new suborder. A diagnosis of the new suborder, new family and new genus, and a description of the type-species, are provided. Finally, a morphologic comparison with some of the already known suborders is made.

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van Lieshout, S. (1983). Amsterdam Expeditions to the West Indian Islands, Report 27. Calabozoidea, a new suborder of stygobiont Isopoda, discovered in Venezuela. Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 53(1), 165–177.