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On a new species of Shanphusa Yeo & Ng, 2007 (Brachyura, Potamoidea, Potamidae), from a cave in central Myanmar

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The potamid freshwater crab genus Shanphusa Yeo & Ng, 2007, currently contains two species from Shan State in Myanmar (= Burma): S. browneana (Kemp, 1918) (type species) and S. curtobates (Kemp, 1918). A third species, S. ywarngan sp. nov. is described from a cave in the region. The new species can easily be distinguished from its congeners by various carapace features, shape of the male telson, and structure of the male first gonopod.

Affiliations: 1: 1Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore ; 2: 2Fauna & Flora International, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, U.K.

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