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Palinurus (genus)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Infraorder  Achelata
Scientific name  Palinurus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Decapoda
Family  Palinuridae
Higher classification  Spiny lobster
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Lower classifications  Palinurus elephas, Palinurus barbarae

Palinurus is a genus of spiny lobsters in the family Palinuridae. A 110-million-year-old fossil, recognisable as a member of the genus Palinurus, was discovered in a quarry in El Espinal in Mexico's Chiapas state in 1995 and named P. palaciosi.

Species

This is a complete list of extant species:

  • Palinurus barbarae Groeneveld, Griffiths & van Dalsen, 2006
  • Palinurus charlestoni Forest & Postel, 1964 – Cape Verde spiny lobster
  • Palinurus delagoae Barnard, 1926 – Natal spiny lobster
  • Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787) – common spiny lobster
  • Palinurus gilchristi Stebbing, 1900 – southern spiny lobster
  • Palinurus mauritanicus Gruvel, 1911 – pink spiny lobster
  • References

    Palinurus (genus) Wikipedia


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