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coconut crab (Birgus latro) latin dict size=103   common dict size=512
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coconut crab (Birgus latro)

Description Figure showing a coconut crab
Date 1849
Source Orbigny, Charles (1849). Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle.
Weblink: http://www.finerareprints.com/animals/histoire_naturelle/vol_hn_fish_5071.htm
Author Unknown (prints by Travies, Blanchard, Oudart, Pretre and Maubert)
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CoconutCrabDictionnaireDHistoireNaturelle1849.jpg

The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent times, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg. It can grow to up to 1 m in length from leg to leg. It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm; it has been extirpated from most areas with a significant human population, including mainland Australia and Madagascar. Order: Decapoda, Superfamily: Paguroidea, Family: Coenobitidae, Genus: Birgus, Species: Birgus latro (Linnaeus, 1767).
Synonyms:
Cancer crumenatus Rumphius, 1705 (pre-Linnean)
Cancer crumenatus orientalis Seba, 1759
Cancer latro Linnaeus, 1767
Birgus laticauda Latreille, 1829

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