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Primary Senior Synonym
Original Usage
Gelassimus huttoni
Original Source with Priority
Filhol, H. (1885) Considérations relatives à la faune des crustacés de la Nouvelle-Zélande. Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études. Section des Sciences Naturelles 30(2):1–60.
Named after the English biologist Frederick Wollaston Hutton.

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The type specimen is no longer extant, the description is inadequate, and there are no known fiddler crabs from New Zealand, making the use of the name suspect and ambiguous.

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