Hoploxanthus cultripes Alcock, 1898: a senior synonym of Dentoxanthus iranicus Stephensen, 1946 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Galenidae)

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  • 1 Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore
  • | 2 Crustacea Division, Zoological Survey of India. Fire Proof Spirit Building, 27 J. L. Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, West Bengal, India
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The pilumnoid Hoploxanthus cultripes Alcock, 1898, is currently recognized as a valid species in the genus Parapanope De Man, 1895 (Galenidae). The species, however, has never been figured, and the solitary type specimen from Karachi has never been studied since the original description. A re-examination of the holotype male in the Zoological Survey of India shows that it is in fact a senior synonym of Dentoxanthus iranicus Stephensen, 1946, previously known from Iran, Pakistan and northwestern India. The subfamily Parapanopinae Števčić, 2005, is also synoynymized under Dentoxanthinae Števčić, 2005, with the latter having priority.

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