Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura - families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae).
Entry ID: SquatLobsters

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Summary
Abstract: Taxonomic and ecological interest in squat lobsters has grown considerably over the last two decades. A checklist of the 870 current valid species of squat lobsters of the world (families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae) is presented. The compilation includes the complete taxonomic synonymy and geographical distribution of each species plus type information (type locality, repository and registration number). The numbers of described species in the world’s major ocean basins are summarized.

Total Distribution Records
4922

Total Number of Taxa
870
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Baba, K.; Macpherson, E.; Poore, G.C.; Ahyong, S.T.; Bermudez, A.; Cabezas, P.; Lin, C.-W.; Nizinski, M.; Rodrigues, C.; Schnabel, K
Dataset Title: Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura - families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae)
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Publisher: Zootaxa
Other Citation Details: 1905:1-220
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1775-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
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Use Constraints All data were extracted form the Catalogue of Squat Lobsters of the World (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura – families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae) (Baba et al., 2008).

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Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Publications/References
Baba, K.; Macpherson, E.; Poore, G.C.; Ahyong, S.T.; Bermudez, A.; Cabezas, P.; Lin, C.-W.; Nizinski, M.; Rodrigues, C.; Schnabel, K. 2008. Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura - families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae). Zootaxa 1905:1-220.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10
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