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forceps

History

Primary Senior Synonym
Unknown
Original Usage
Gelasimus forceps
Original Source with Priority
Milne Edwards, H. (1837) Les Crustaces. Pp. 278 in Le Regne animal distribue d'apres son organisation, G. Cuvier, ed., Volume XVII. Paris
Derivation
Likely named for the shape of the major claw.

Notes/Comments

The type specimen appears to be a composite of at least two different species, with at least three specimens involved in the mixup. Because of this ambiguity, the name has been discarded.

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