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Resurrection and neotype designation of Pilumnus spinulosus Kessler, 1861 (Crustacea: Decapoda)
Marin, I.N.; d’Udekem d’Acoz, C. (2019). Resurrection and neotype designation of Pilumnus spinulosus Kessler, 1861 (Crustacea: Decapoda). Arthropoda Selecta 28(4): 545-548. https://dx.doi.org/10.15298/arthsel.28.4.06
In: Arthropoda Selecta. KMK SCIENTIFIC PRESS LTD, MOSCOW STATE UNIV: Moscow. ISSN 0136-006X
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Keywords
    Brachyura [WoRMS]; Pilumnidae Samouelle, 1819 [WoRMS]; Pilumnus Leach, 1816 [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    taxonomy; nomenclature; Brachyura; Pilumnidae; Pilumnus; Black Sea

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  • Marin, I.N.
  • d’Udekem d’Acoz, C., more

Abstract
    The scientific name Pilumnus spinulosus Kessler, 1861 is resurrected for the representatives of the brachyuran genus Pilumnus Leach, 1816 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pilumnidae), occurring along the northern coastal line of the Black Sea. This species has been mistakenly identified as P. hirtellus (Linnaeus, 1761) and recently, based on DNA data, referred to as P. aestuarii Nardo, 1869. Furthermore, a neotype of P. spinulosus Kessler, 1861 is designated as the original material is presently considered as lost. P. hirtellus ponticus Czerniavsky, 1868, P. aestuarii Nardo, 1869, P. hirtellus intermedia Czerniavsky, 1884 are considered as junior synonyms of P. spinulosus Kessler, 1861.

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