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AuthorB.S. Galil
TitleA revision of Myra Leach, 1817 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Leucosioidea)
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume75, 16-25
Year2001
Pages409-446
ISSN00240672
KeywordsDecapoda; Leucosioidea; Myra; Myrodes; Myrine; new genus; new species; Indo-Pacific
AbstractA study of major collections led to a revision of the Indo-Pacific leucosioid genus Myra Leach, 1817. The systematic status and nomenclatural disposition of each species was assessed, and many were diagnosed based on examination of the type material. A new genus, Myrine, is established for M. acutidens (Ihle, 1918) and M. kesslerii (Paulson, 1875). The genus Myrodes Bell, 1855, is synonymized with Myra. Nine species are retained as valid: M. affinis Bell, 1855, M. australis Haswell, 1880, M. brevimana Alcock, 1896, M. elegans Bell, 1855, M. eudactyla (Bell, 1855), M. fugax (Fabricius, 1798), M. grandis Zarenkov, 1990, M. mammillaris Bell, 1855, and M. subgranulata Kossmann, 1877. Five new species are established: M. celeris, M. currax, M. curtimana, M. pernix and M. tumidospina. All species are described and illustrated, extended synonymies are given, and a key for their identification is provided.
Classification42.74
Document typearticle
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