Thursday, November 8, 2018

[Crustacea • 2018] Teretamon kempi • A New Species of Freshwater Crab of the Genus Teretamon Yeo & Ng, 2007 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India


Teretamon kempi
Mitra, Payra & Chandra, 2018


Abstract
A new species of potamid crab of the genus Teretamon Yeo & Ng, 2007, is described from Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The new species, Teretamon kempi n. sp., can be distinguished from its congeners by a distinct combination of carapace and gonopod characters: a relatively high carapace with a bilobed frontal margin; subquadrate sixth abdominal somite with nearly parallel lateral margins; and a relatively small G1 terminal segment with a semicircular to bluntly triangular dorsal flap. All known Teretamon species are compared with the new species, and a key for this genus is provided.

Keywords: Crustacea, taxonomy, Teretamon kempi, Namdapha Tiger Reserve



Family Potamidae Ortmann, 1896 
Subfamily Potamiscinae Bott, 1970

Genus Teretamon Yeo & Ng, 2007 

Teretamon kempi n. sp

Etymology. The new species is named after Stanley W. Kemp (1882–1945), former Superintendent of the Zoological Survey of India, for his valuable work on Indian carcinology, particularly that of Arunachal Pradesh, formerly known as Abor country (Kemp, 1913). 


 Santanu Mitra, Arajush Payra and Kailash Chandra. 2018. A New Species of Freshwater Crab of the Genus Teretamon Yeo & Ng, 2007 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Zootaxa.  4500(4); 587–595.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4500.4.8



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