Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885

Lee, Bee Yan, Forges, Bertrand Richer De & Ng, Peter K. L., 2019, Deep-sea spider crabs of the family Epialtidae MacLeay, 1838, from Papua New Guinea, with a redefinition of Tunepugettia Ng, Komai & Sato, 2017, and descriptions of two new genera (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Majoidea), Zootaxa 4619 (1), pp. 1-44: 5

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Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885
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Genus Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885  

Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885: 588   [type species: Oxypleurodon stimpsoni Miers, 1885   , by monotypy].

Oxypleurodon— Miers 1886: 38.— Tavares 1991: 167, 169.— Ng et al. 2008: 104.— Richer de Forges & Ng 2009a: 2.— Richer de Forges & Ng 2009b: 250.— Richer de Forges 2010: 646.

Nasutocarcinus Tavares 1991: 160   (list), 169.— Ng et al. 2008: 104.

(For the complete synonymy of the genus, see Richer de Forges 2010: 646).

Remarks. There are currently 31 recognised species in this genus ( Richer de Forges & Ng 2009a, b; Richer de Forges 2010; Richer de Forges & Corbari 2012; Lee et al. 2015, 2017). Garth (1958) synonymised the Indo-West Pacific genus Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885   , under Sphenocarcinus A. Milne-Edwards, 1878   , following Alcock (1895, 1899). Sphenocarcinus   was then synonymised under Rochinia A. Milne-Edwards, 1875   , by Griffin & Tranter (1986). Subsequently, Tavares (1991) resurrected the genera, Oxypleurodon   and Sphenocarcinus   (see Lee et al. 2015; Tavares & Santana 2018), and established a new genus for species with a very elongated pseudorostral spine, Nasutocarcinus Tavares, 1991   . Richer de Forges & Ng (2009b) reviewed the taxonomy of both genera, noting that Oxypleurodon   is quite distinct from Rochinia   , and synonymised Nasutocarcinus   under Oxypleurodon   (see also Lee et al. 2015). With the description of two new species from PNG, there are now 33 species in Oxypleurodon   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Epialtidae

Loc

Oxypleurodon Miers, 1885

Lee, Bee Yan, Forges, Bertrand Richer De & Ng, Peter K. L. 2019
2019
Loc

Nasutocarcinus

Ng, P. K. L. & Guinot, D. & Davie, P. J. F. 2008: 104
Tavares, M. S. 1991: 160
1991
Loc

Oxypleurodon

Miers, E. J. 1885: 588
1885