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Title: The nomenclature and taxonomy of Eriocheir formosa Chan, Hung & Yu, 1995 (Brachyura, Varunidae) from Taiwan: A rebuttal to Tang et al. (2003, 2004)
Authors: Chan, T.-Y.
Ng, P.K.L. 
Ng, N.K. 
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Citation: Chan, T.-Y., Ng, P.K.L., Ng, N.K. (2005-04). The nomenclature and taxonomy of Eriocheir formosa Chan, Hung & Yu, 1995 (Brachyura, Varunidae) from Taiwan: A rebuttal to Tang et al. (2003, 2004). Crustaceana 78 (4) : 457-464. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1163/1568540054473459
Abstract: Tang et al. (2003, 2004) recently proposed a "neotype" for the commercially important Taiwanese mitten crab, Eriocheir recta Stimpson, 1858, making it a senior synonym of E. formosa Chan, Hung & Yu, 1995. They also argued that the species was not a Taiwanese endemic on the basis of their discovery of a single specimen from southern China. This action is unnecessary as a neotype had already been validly designated for Eriocheir recta Stimpson, 1858, by Chan et al. (1995), which makes this name a junior synonym of E. japonica (De Haan, 1835). In addition, we provide arguments and evidence to show that their proposed synonymy of E. recta and E. formosa is unjustified; and that their specimen had probably been mislabelled. © Koninklijke Brill NV, 2005.
Source Title: Crustaceana
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/102562
ISSN: 0011216X
DOI: 10.1163/1568540054473459
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