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Annotated catalogue of brachyuran type specimens (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) deposited in the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. Part I. Podotremata

Régis CLEVA, Danièle GUINOT & Laurent ALBENGA

en Zoosystema 29 (2) - Pages 229-279

Published on 29 June 2007

The greatest part of the types of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda) in the Crustacea collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, is already catalogued on registers and is to be gradually published. This first annotated catalogue lists the nominal species belonging to the Podotremata (i.e. crabs with coxal male and female gonopores, and spermathecae): families Homolodromiidae, Dromiidae, Dynomenidae, Homolidae, Poupiniidae, Cyclodorippidae, Cymonomidae, Phyllotymolinidae and Raninidae. The names of the taxa are presented in their original combination. The erroneous references to specimens as “types” have been noted and corrected in conformity with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The types of a total of 104 species are listed herein, out of about 370 known species of podotreme crabs. Photographs of most of the type specimens are also provided. A bibliography and an index are included. An electronic catalogue is available at: http://coldb.mnhn.fr/colweb/form.do?model=CRUSTACE.wwwcrustace.wwwcrusta...
Keywords :

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, crabs, Brachyura, Podotremata, Homolodromiidae, Dromiidae, Dynomenidae, Homolidae, Poupiniidae, Cyclodorippidae, Cymonomidae, Phyllotymolinidae, Raninidae, type specimens.

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