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Primary Senior Synonym
Uca tetragonon
Original Usage
Gelasimus affinis
Original Source with Priority
Guérin-Méneville, F.-E. (1829) Atlas: Zoologie: Crustacés. Insectes. Zoophytes. in Voyage Autour du Monde, Execué par Ordre du Roi, Sur la Corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825, L.I. Dupereey, ed., Volume 5. Paris: Arthus Bertrand.

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Gelasimus affinis was originally used by Guérin-Méneville for a species which he later realized was already described as Uca tetragonon (Herbst, 1790), making affinis a junion synonym.

The name was later independently used by Streets (1872) to describe a species from the Caribbean. Since the name was preoccupied by Guérin-Méneville's original use, it was unavailable to Streets, and this second species is now known as Uca burgersi Holthuis, 1967.

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