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Species / Araeodactylus


Type Species: Ischnodactylus plateaui Cossmann, 1889 by OD

Harris & Burrows do not give a description, they claimed, that Ischnodactylus is pre-occupied and replaced it by Areodactylus (Harris & Burrows, 1891, p. 112).

Araeodactylus species are


  • Ischnodactylus Cossmann, 1889
    • is used by Pelseneer (1886) for a decapod.
    • see also Chevrolat, 1877

Etymology: from areos (greek) = thin and dactylos (greek) = finger

History and Synonymy


Original Description of Ischnodactylus by Cossmann, 1889, p. 83: •"I. testa turrita, anfractibus carinatis, ultimo varicoso; labro tridigitato ; digito posteriore usque ad apicem producto; canali anteriore elongato, recto." •"Coquille turriculée, à tours carénés; dernier tour portant une bosse variqueuse à l'opposé de l'ouverture; labre tridactylé; digitation postérieure rainurée et appliquée contre la spire jusqu'au sommet; deux digitations latérales profondément rainurées et divergentes; canal antérieur long, droit, muni d'une large sinuosité."


  • George F. Harris, Henry W. Burrows, 1891; The Eocene and Oligocene Beds of the Paris Basin. (A Paper read before the Geologists' Association April 3, 1891). Published by Edward Stanford (Price 3s.). 8vo. pp. viii. and 130. September 23rd, 1891. Illustrated by a Geological Map and numerous Sections

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