Redescription and taxonomic status of Paguristes weddellii (H. Milne Edwards) (Crustacea: Anomura: Paguroidea: Diogenidae) from the eastern Pacific.

  title={Redescription and taxonomic status of Paguristes weddellii (H. Milne Edwards) (Crustacea: Anomura: Paguroidea: Diogenidae) from the eastern Pacific.},
  author={Manuel Ay{\'o}n-Parente and Michel E. Hendrickx},
The type and additional material of Paguristes weddellii (H. Milne Edwards, 1848) were examined. The species is redescribed and illustrated in details. Comparison of P. weddellii with the monotypic genus Tetralobistes Ayón-Parente & Hendrickx, 2010b, shows many similarities, principally in the armature of the distal margin of the male first pleopod and the shape of the telson, which in both cases feature a tetralobular posterior margin, a character considered unique among the Diogenidae… CONTINUE READING
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