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Free Content Comments on Taxonomy of the Genus Orthotheres Sakai, 1969 (Crustacea, Brachyura, Pinnotheridae)

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Several mistakes in the species assigned to the genus Orthotheres are discussed. Pinnotheres barbatus Desbonne, 1867, and Fabia unguifalcula Glassell, 1936, are included within Orthotheres. and O. rathbunae Schmitt, 1973, is reassigned to Pinnotheres. The generic status of P. laevis Bürger, 1895, and P. longipes Bürger, 1895, is analyzed and these species are retained to Pinnotheres. A complete diagnosis of the genus Orthotheres is given.

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Publication date: 01 May 1989

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