Platythelphusa, A. Milne-Edwards, 1887

Reed, Sadie K. & Cumberlidge, Neil, 2006, Brachyura: Potamoidea: Potamonautidae, Platythelphusidae, Deckeniidae (), Zootaxa 1262 (1), pp. 1-139: 1-139

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1262.1.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5067268

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scientific name

Platythelphusa
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Key to the species of Platythelphusa  

1 Anterior margin of front deflexed, lacking well­defined teeth on external corners..... 2

­ Anterior margin of front almost horizontal, with well­defined sharp teeth on external corners ........................................................................................................................ 3

2 External angles of front rounded, frontal margin granular. Small epibranchial tooth, one larger tooth on anterolateral margin in mesogastric region (Pl. XXIV)................... .............................................................................................................. P. praelongata  

­ External angles of front square­shaped ......................................................................... 4

3 Frontal margin lined with tooth­like tubercles ............................................................. 7

­ Frontal margin lined by granules ................................................................................ 8

4 Merus of p5 shorter than front width. One tooth on the anterolateral tooth behind the epibranchial tooth, equal in size to the epibranchial tooth (Pl. XXIII) ............. P. polita  

­ Merus of p5 either longer than, or almost equal to, front width .................................. 5

5 Epibranchial lobes distinctly raised. Inferior margin of ischium of p1–p5 with distal spine (Pl. XXV)....................................................................................... P. tuberculata  

­ Epibranchial lobes indistinct. Distal spine on inferior margin of ischium of p1–p5 lacking ........................................................................................................................ 6

6 Inferior margins of meri and propodi of p2–p4 each with a row of distinct spines (Pl. XX) ...................................................................................................................... P. echinata  

­ Inferior margins of meri of p2–p4 granulate, inferior margins of propodus of p2 with several minute spines, inferior margins of propodus of p3–p4 smooth (Pl. XXII)......... .................................................................................................................... P. maculata  

7 Distal tooth of meri of p2–p4 pointed spine (Pl. XVIII).......................... P. conculcata  

­ Distal tooth of meri of p2–p4 either low or lacking..................................................... 8

8 Subdistal tooth of meri of p2–p4 either low or lacking (Pl. XVII) ................ P.armata  

­ Subdistal tooth of meri of p2–p4 a sharp spine............................................................ 9

9 Carapace flattened (ch/fw <1.0) (Pl. XXI).............................................. P. immaculata  

­ Carapace high (ch/fw>1.0) (Pl. XVII) .................................................... P. denticulata