Vultocinus

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Vultocinus anfractus
Scientific classification
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Vultocinidae

Ng & Manuel-Santos, 2007
Genus:
Vultocinus

Ng & Manuel-Santos, 2007
Species:
V. anfractus
Binomial name
Vultocinus anfractus
Ng & Manuel-Santos, 2007 [1]

Vultocinus anfractus is a species of crab, the only species in the family Vultocinidae.[2] It has been found around the Philippines, Vanuatu and New Caledonia,[3] and lives on driftwood.[4] Its discovery forced a reappraisal of the relationships within the superfamily Goneplacoidea, and to the recognition of Mathildellidae, Conleyidae and Progeryonidae as separate families.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Marivene R. Manuel-Santos (2007). "Establishment of the Vultocinidae, a new family for an unusual new genus and new species of Indo-West Pacific crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Goneplacoidea), with comments on the taxonomy of the Goneplacidae" (first page: PDF). Zootaxa. 1558: 39–68. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1558.1.3.
  2. ^ a b Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286.
  3. ^ Peter K. L. Ng & Bertrand Richer de Forges (2009). "Vultocinus anfractus Ng & Manuel-Santos, 2007 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Vultocinidae): a new record for New Caledonia, with notes on female characters". Crustaceana. 82 (5): 627–634. doi:10.1163/156854009X407731.
  4. ^ Ng Tze Yong (December 25, 2008). "Crabs discoveries put Singapore on the map". The New Paper.