Australian Museum Journal On the systematic position of Heloecius cordiformis

Shortform:
Türkay, 1984, Aust. Mus. Mem. 18(9): 107–111
Author(s):
Türkay, Michael
Year published:
1984
Title:
On the systematic position of Heloecius cordiformis
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
18
Issue:
9
Start page:
107
End page:
111
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.18.1984.376
Language:
English
Date published:
31 March 1984
Cover date:
31 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
09 September 2009
Reference number:
376
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Males of Heloecius possess a coxo-sternal genital opening. This character suggests that Heloecius is the most primitive crab within the classical Ocypodidae. It is therefore excluded from the Ocypodinae and a new subfamily, the Heloecinae, is proposed for it. The relationships of this subfamily are discussed and Ucides, an American genus of mangrove crab, is provisionally included in the new subfamily.