17 July 2012

Tuesday Crustie: A young Palawan

ResearchBlogging.orgThis lovely crab, Insulamon palawanense, made some news a few months back.

The name refers to the Greater Palawan in the Philippines, where this and four other new species were discovered. For those not familiar with Philippine provinces, it’s this one:

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Insulamon palawanense is the most common of the species belonging to this genus. Hard to believe something this brought could be overlooked for so long!

Freitag H. 2012. Revision of the gnus Insulamon Ng & Takeda, 1992 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Potamidae) with description of four new species. The Raffles bulletin of Zoology 60(1): 37-55. http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/60/60rbz037-055.pdf

Hat tip to Jerry Coyne.

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