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A revision of Myra Leach, 1817 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Leucosioidea)
Galil, B.S. (2001). A revision of Myra Leach, 1817 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Leucosioidea). Zool. Meded. 75: (24), 409-446, fig. 1-19
In: Zoologische Mededelingen. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum (Leiden): Leiden. ISSN 0024-0672, more
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    Taxonomy; Crustacea [WoRMS]; Decapoda [WoRMS]; Marine

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    A study of major collections led to a revision of the Indo-Pacific leucosioid genus Myra Leach, 1817. The systematic status and nomenclatural disposition of each species was assessed, and many were diagnosed based on examination of the type material. A new genus, Myrine, is established for M. acutidens (Ihle, 1918) and M. kesslerii (Paulson, 1875). The genus Myrodes Bell, 1855, is synonymized with Myra. Nine species are retained as valid: M. affinis Bell, 1855, M. australis Haswell, 1880, M. brevimana Alcock, 1896, M. elegans Bell, 1855, M. eudactyla (Bell, 1855), M. fugax (Fabricius, 1798), M. grandis Zarenkov, 1990, M. mammillaris Bell, 1855, and M. subgranulata Kossmann, 1877. Five new species are established: M. celeris, M. currax, M. curtimana, M. pernix and M. tumidospina. All species are described and illustrated, extended synonymies are given, and a key for their identification is provided.

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