Abstract

Georgeoplax new genus is proposed for Litocheira glabra Baker, 1906, as the shape of the male first pleopod is different from that of Litocheira bispinosa Kinahan, 1856. Both genera share the primitively catometopan configuration of the male reproductive system with coxal genital openings and the penis situated in a groove between the seventh and eighth sternites, as well as the general torsion of the basal part of the first male pleopod as shown by the direction of the sperm channel. For these reasons both genera are monotypic.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Türkay, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(8): 101–105
Author
Michael Türkay
Year
1984
Title
Georgeoplax, new genus for Litocheira glabra Baker, 1906 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
18
Issue
8
Start Page
101
End Page
105
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.375
Language
English
Date Published
31 March 1984
Cover Date
31 December 1983
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: BRACHYURA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
09 September 2009
Reference Number
375
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