Determination of evolutionary units in European representatives of the crab genus Pilumnus

  title={Determination of evolutionary units in European representatives of the crab genus Pilumnus},
  author={Christoph D. Schubart and Bianca E. Aichinger},
  journal={Central European Journal of Biology},
Bristle crabs of the genus Pilumnus (Brachyura: Heterotremata: Pilumnidae) are common inhabitants of European waters. They are easily identifiable as a genus, but with the exception of P. inermis, intrageneric classification turns out to be quite complex. There is no general agreement on the number and distinction of species. Therefore, this genus is well-suited for comparative molecular studies. Specimens of the Pilumnus hirtellus complex, here defined as including Pilumnus hirtellus, P… 

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