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A review of the New Zealand Chirostylidae (Anomura: Galatheoidea) with description of six new species from the Kermadec Islands
Schnabel, K.E. (2009). A review of the New Zealand Chirostylidae (Anomura: Galatheoidea) with description of six new species from the Kermadec Islands. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 155(3): 542-582
In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0024-4082, more
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Keywords
    Uroptychodes Baba, 2004 [WoRMS]; Uroptychus Henderson, 1888 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Schnabel, K.E.

Abstract
    Prior to the present study, seven species of deep-sea Chirostylidae ('squat lobsters'), were known from New Zealand: Gastroptychus novaezelandiae, Uroptychodes spinimarginatus, Uroptychus australis, Uroptychus maori, Uroptychus novaezelandiae, Uroptychus politus, and Uroptychus tomentosus. All species are examined from type material and discussed, original illustrations supplemented, and new records provided where available. Uroptychus maori and Uroptychus novaezelandiae are re-described. The chirostylid fauna of the Kermadec Islands, a remote group of islands north-east of New Zealand, is studied. Uroptychus alcocki and Uroptychus scambus are reported for the first time from New Zealand, and six new species of the genus Uroptychus are described. Distributional patterns of New Zealand species are discussed and a key to New Zealand Uroptychus species is presented.

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