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Saville-Kent, W. (1897) The Naturalist in Australia. London: Chapman and Hall.

Language: English

Names Appearing in this Publication

Name Used Common Name(s) Where Applied to... Accepted Name Source of Accepted Note(s)
Gelasimus coarctata Mangrove fighting crabs text p. 239-241 location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia Uca flammula Geography  
 
Gelasimus sp.   text p. 241 location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia Uca polita MSR described as “carapace in the male bright blue centrally, with a brown anterior border. The ambulatory limbs were pale yellow, and the fighting and rudimentary chaela a most delicate rose pink”
 
Gelasimus sp.   text p. 241 location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia Uca mjoebergi MSR described as “the smallest species of all, having a carapace, or shell, scarcely half an inch in diameter, makes its burrows in sandy situations, far up on the beach near high spring level. Its strikingly delicate colouring included a pale lilac carapace, rose pink legs, and a large lemon-yellow fighting claw”
 
Gelasimus sp.   text p. 240-241 location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia ?   It is not clear which species he was describing. “One form, equal in size to the scarlet species, and, in this instance, living in its vicinity, had the large, but somewhat shorter and thicker, fighting chrela in the male cream colour, while the body and all the other limbs were a slaty black.”
 
Gelasimus variatus   text p. 241 location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia Uca dampieri MSR He is uncertain if the name is correct. He describes it as “a species nearly as large as the scarlet one, but much less abundant, having a purple carapace, lilac and ochre yellow ambulatory limbs, and a portion only of the large fighting chaela orange red”

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