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A Classification of Living and Fossil Genera of Decapod Crustaceans

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dc.contributor.author De Grave, Sammy en
dc.contributor.author Pentcheff, N. Dean en
dc.contributor.author Ahyong, Shane T en
dc.contributor.author Chan, Tin-Yam en
dc.contributor.author Crandall, Keith A. en
dc.contributor.author Dworschak, Peter C. en
dc.contributor.author Felder, Darryl L. en
dc.contributor.author Feldmann, Rodney M. en
dc.contributor.author Fransen, Charles H. J. M. en
dc.contributor.author Goulding, Laura Y. D. en
dc.contributor.author Lemaitre, Rafael en
dc.contributor.author Low, Martyn E. Y. en
dc.contributor.author Martin, Joel W. en
dc.contributor.author Ng, Peter K. L. en
dc.contributor.author Schweitzer, Carrie E. en
dc.contributor.author Tan, S. H. en
dc.contributor.author Tshudy, Dale en
dc.contributor.author Wetzer, Regina en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-03T20:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-03T20:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation De Grave, Sammy, Pentcheff, N. Dean, Ahyong, Shane T, Chan, Tin-Yam, Crandall, Keith A., Dworschak, Peter C., Felder, Darryl L., Feldmann, Rodney M., Fransen, Charles H. J. M., Goulding, Laura Y. D., Lemaitre, Rafael, Low, Martyn E. Y., Martin, Joel W., Ng, Peter K. L., Schweitzer, Carrie E., Tan, S. H., Tshudy, Dale, and Wetzer, Regina. 2009. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8358">A Classification of Living and Fossil Genera of Decapod Crustaceans</a>." <em>Raffles Bulletin of Zoology</em>. 21 Supplement:1&ndash;109. en
dc.identifier.issn 0217-2445
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/8358
dc.description.abstract We present an updated classification for the entire Crustacea Decapoda, listing all known families and genera organized by higher taxonomic groups and including estimates of the number of species in every genus. All taxonomic names are also linked to the verified literature in which they were described, the first compilation of its kind for the Decapoda. To arrive at this compilation, we began with the classification scheme provided by Martin &amp; Davis (2001) for extant families,, updated the higher classification and included the fossil taxa. The resultant framework was then populated with the currently valid genera and an estimate of species numbers within each genus. Our resulting classification, spanning both extant (living) and fossil taxa, is the first comprehensive estimate of taxonomic diversity within the entire Decapoda. The classification consists of 233 families of decapods containing 2,725 genera and an estimated 17,635 species (including both extant and fossil species). Of the families in our classification, 53 are exclusively fossil, 109 contain both fossil and extant species, and 71 are extant only. The current estimate for extant species is 14,756, whereas 2,979 species are known exclusively as fossils. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Raffles Bulletin of Zoology en
dc.title A Classification of Living and Fossil Genera of Decapod Crustaceans en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 80514
rft.jtitle Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
rft.volume 21 Supplement
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 109
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 1
dc.citation.epage 109


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