Contributions to Zoology, 83 (2) – 2014

Evolution of crabs – history and deconstruction of a prime example of convergence

Gerhard Scholtz

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Biologie, Vergleichende Zoologie, Philippstr. 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany, gerhard.scholtz@rz.hu-berlin.de

Keywords: Achelata,Anomala,Brachyura,carcinization,convergent evolution,morphological concepts.