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forceps

History

Primary Senior Synonym
Unknown
Original Usage
Gelasimus forceps
Original Source with Priority
Milne Edwards, H. (1837) Historie naturelle des crustaces comprenant l-anatomie, la physiologie et las classification des ces animaux, Volume 2. Paris.
Derivation
Likely named for the shape of the major claw.

Notes/Comments

The type specimen appears to be a composite of at least two different species, with at least three specimens involved in the mixup. Because of this ambiguity, the name has been discarded.

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