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1 December 2008 Opinion 2213 (Case 3387)
Cancer setosus Fabricius, 1798 (currently Pseudograpsus setosus; Crustacea, Decapoda): replacement of a syntype by a neotype approved
Abstract
The only known syntype of Cancer setosus Fabricius, 1798 (currently Pseudograpsus setosus) is extremely deteriorated. With this ruling it has been replaced with a neotype. Cancer setosus Fabricius, 1798 has been accepted by carcinologists as a senior subjective synonym of Grapsus penicilliger Latreille, 1817 and Pseudograpsus barbatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853 for 150 years, and as such, it is essential that a recognisable type be available to the scientific community.
"Opinion 2213 (Case 3387)
Cancer setosus Fabricius, 1798 (currently Pseudograpsus setosus; Crustacea, Decapoda): replacement of a syntype by a neotype approved," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(4), (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v65i4.a18
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