Skip to main content

A revision of the genus Platythelphusa A. Milne-Edwards, 1887 from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa (Decapoda: Potamoidea: Platythelphusidae)

Buy Article:

$59.35 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The genus Platythelphusa is revised and six species are recognized. These species are P. armata A. Milne-Edwards, 1887, P. maculata (Cunnington, 1899), P. conculata Cunnington, 1907, P. tuberculata Capart, 1952, P. polita Capart, 1952 and P. echinata Capart, 1952. A seventh taxon, P. denticulata Capart, 1952 is considered here to be a junior synonym of P. conculata. A diagnosis for each species is provided and most are figured from the type. Keys to the families of African freshwater crabs and to the genus Platythelphusa are also provided.

Keywords: BRACHYURA; CRUSTACEA; FRESHWATER CRAB; IDENTIFICATION KEY; LAKE TANGANYIKA; PLATYTHELPHUSA; POTAMOIDEA; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/002229399299860

Publication date: October 1, 1999

More about this publication?
tandf/tnah/1999/00000033/00000010/art00005
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more