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Crustacea Decapoda: Porcellanopagurus Filhol and Solitariopagurus Türkay (Paguridae), from the New Caledonian area, Vanuatu and the Marquesas: new records, new species
McLaughlin, P.A. (2000). Crustacea Decapoda: Porcellanopagurus Filhol and Solitariopagurus Türkay (Paguridae), from the New Caledonian area, Vanuatu and the Marquesas: new records, new species, in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 21. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 184: pp. 389-414
In: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) (2000). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 21. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 184. Publications Scientifiques du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-526-7. 813 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 0078-9747, more
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    The very interesting and rather specialized hermit crab genera Porcellanopagurus and Solitariopagurus are represented in collections from the MUSORSTOM cruises to New Caledonia and the Marquesas by four species of the former and three of the latter. Among the species of Porcellanopagurus, three species, P. tridentatus Whitelegge, P. fillioli de Saint Laurent & McLaughlin, and P. chiltoni de Saint Laurent & McLaughlin have heretofore been reported only from Australia and New Zealand; P. haptodactylus sp. nov. is a distinctive species, new to science. Solitariopagurus triprobolus Poupin & McLaughlin is reported for the first time beyond the islands of French Polynesia, and the range of S. tuerkayi McLaughlin is extended from the Kai and Tanimbar Island of Indonesia to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Okinawa. A new species, S. trullirostris sp. nov., is described from New Caledonia and the Marquesas. The similarities and differences of the two genera are elucidated, and an apparently rare attribute, a terminal anus, common to some species of both is discussed. The new species are fully described and illustrated, while diagnoses and illustrations of principal diagnostic characters are provided for the previously described species. Keys to the Indo- and western Pacific species of Porcellanopagurus and to the genus Solitariopagurus are included.

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