A revision of the genus Platythelphusa A. Milne-Edwards, 1887 from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa (Decapoda: Potamoidea: Platythelphusidae)
Authors: Cumberlidge, N.; Sternberg, R. Von; Bills, I. R.; Martin, H.
Source: Journal of Natural History, Volume 33, Number 10, 1 October 1999 , pp. 1487-1512(26)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1999-10-01