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Primary Senior Synonym
Uca pugnax
Original Usage
Ocypoda pusilla
Original Source with Priority
Rafinesque, C.S. (1817) Synopsis of four new genera and ten new species of Crustacea, found in the United States. The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review 2:40–43.
Latin for “small” or “tiny”

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An obscure and essentially never-used name for what we now call Uca pugnax, this name would have priority if it had not been specifically suppressed by the ICZN (Opinion 522, 1959).

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