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Annotated type-catalogue of Brachyura (Crustacea, Decapoda) of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. Part II. Gecarcinidae and Grapsidae (Thoracotremata, Grapsoidea), with an Appendix of pre-1900 collectors

Ngan Kee NG, Paula A. RODRÍGUEZ MORENO, Tohru NARUSE, Danièle GUINOT & Noémy MOLLARET

en Zoosystema 41 (7) - Pages 91-130

Published on 26 March 2019

An annotated catalogue of the type specimens of two thoracotreme crab families, Gecarcinidae ­H. Milne Edwards, 1837 and Grapsidae MacLeay, 1838 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Thoracotremata, Grapsoidea) deposited in the collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, is provided. The Appendix lists the pre-1900 collectors, naturalists and donators mentioned in the text with the dates of expeditions or collecting trips and main countries visited. This provides valuable information on the sources of crustacean material in the MNHN historical collection. Neotypes are designated for the taxa: Gecarcinus lateralis Fréminville in Guérin-Méneville,1832; Grapsus cruentatus Latreille, 1803; Grapsus pictus Latreille, 1803; Grapsus varius Latreille, 1803. Lectotypes are designated for the taxa: Cardisoma urvillei H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Discoplax longipes A. Milne-Edwards, 1867; Gecarcinus lagostoma H. Milne Edwards, 1837; Pelocarcinus marchei A. Milne-Edwards, 1890; Thelphusa rotunda Quoy & Gaimard, 1824; Grapsus brevipes H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus fourmanoiri Crosnier, 1965; Grapsus gracilipes H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus granulosus H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus grayi H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus lividus H. Milne Edwards, 1837; Grapsus maculatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus maurus Lucas, 1846; Grapsus oceanicus H. Jacquinot in Hombron & H. Jacquinot, 1846; Grapsus ornatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus peroni H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus pharaonis H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Grapsus plicatus H. Milne Edwards, 1837; Grapsus webbi H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Leptograpsus ansoni H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Leptograpsus bertheloti H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Leptograpsus gayi H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Leptograpsus rugulosus H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Leptograpsus verreauxi H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Metopograpsus eydouxi H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Metopograpsus gracilis Saussure, 1858; Metopograpsus intermedius H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Metopograpsus maculatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853; Metopograpsus miniatus Saussure, 1858; Metopograpsus pictus A. Milne-Edwards, 1867; Pachygrapsus minutus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873; Pachygrapsus striatus A. Milne-Edwards, 1873.


Keywords :

Type specimen, nomenclature, scientific collections, pre-1900 collectors, holotype, neotypification, lectotypification.

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