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Article: A new spider-crab from the Miocene of New Zealand

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 17
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1974
Page(s): 869 877
Author(s): R. J. F. Jenkins
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JENKINS, R. J. F. 1974. A new spider-crab from the Miocene of New Zealand. Palaeontology17, 4, 869–877.

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Actinotocarcinus chidgeyi gen. et sp. nov. from the Waiauan or Middle Miocene of North Canterbury, New Zealand, is a long-spined, spider-crab belonging to the family Majidae Samouelle, 1819. While it shows a mosaic of individual features present within other subfamilies of the Majidae it differs from all in its total combination of characters, and a new subfamily Actinotocarcininae subfam. nov. is erected to contain it.
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