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Primary Senior Synonym
Uca major
Original Usage
Gelasimus platydactylus
Original Source with Priority
Milne Edwards, H. (1837) Historie naturelle des crustaces comprenant l-anatomie, la physiologie et las classification des ces animaux, Volume 2. Paris.
Latin for “flat-fingered.”

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This name has been used multiple times. The first was by H. Milne Edwards (1837). Gelasimus platydactylus H. Milne Edwards, 1837, is a junior synonym of Uca major (Herbst, 1782).

It was later used by Monod (1927) as a variant of Uca tangeri; when he realized platydactylus was already occupied by the earlier use, he renamed his variant matandensis.

Binomials Using this Specific Name