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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Heterotremata
Superfamilia: Trichopeltarioidea

Familia: Trichopeltariidae
Genus: Pteropeltarion
Species (1): P. novaezelandiae

Pteropeltarion Dell, 1972
Authority for current placement: Tavares & Cleva, 2010: 122
undisputed by all subsequent authorities
Gender: [neuter?]
Original status: valid genus
Type species: Pteropeltarion novaezelandiae Dell, 1972
Fixation: original designation [see p. 55] [and monotypy]

Primary references

Dell, R.K. 1972: A new genus and species of atelecyclid crab from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2 (1): 55–59. DOI: 10.1080/03036758.1972.10423304 PDF [first availability, see p. 55]

selected references

Tavares, M.; Cleva, R. 2010: Trichopeltariidae (Crustacea Decapoda, Brachyura), a new family and superfamily of eubrachyuran crabs with description of one new genus and five new species. Papéis avulsos de zoologia, 50 (9): 97–157. DOI: 10.1590/S0031-10492010000900001 PDF [see p. 122]

Additional references

Guinot, D. 1989: Les genres Trachycarcinus Faxon et Trichopeltarion A. Milne Edwards (Crustacea, Brachyura: Atelecyclidae). In: Forest, J. (ed.), Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, Volume 5. Mém. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. (A), 144: 347–385. ISBN 2-85653-164-4 PDF
Salva, E.W.; Feldmann, R.M. 2001: Reevaluation of the family Atelecyclidae (Decapoda: Brachyura). Kirtlandia, (52 ): 9–62. [not seen]


Davie, P. (2011). Pteropeltarion Dell, 1972. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-03-07
ION (species list)
Nomenclator Zoologicus
NZOR (demonstration website)


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