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Primary Senior Synonym
Uca ecuadoriensis
Original Usage
Uca schmitti
Original Source with Priority
Crane, J. (1943) Eastern Pacific Expeditions of the New York Zoological Society. XXXI. Uca schmitti, a new species of brachyuran crab from the west coast of Central America. Zoologica NY 28:31–32.
Named after Waldo L. Schmitt, curator of the Division of Marine Invertebrates at the US National Museum.


Uca schmitti Crane, 1943, is a junior synonym of Uca ecuadoriensis Maccagno, 1928. Barnwell (1988) reported evidence that this may be an independent species; further investigation is warranted.

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