macruran


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macruran

(məˈkrʊərən)
n
(Animals) any decapod crustacean of the group (formerly suborder) Macrura, which includes the lobsters, prawns, and crayfish
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Macrura
[C19: via New Latin, from Greek makros long + oura tail]
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Boone, "A collection of anomuran and macruran crustacea from the bay of panama and the fresh waters of the Canal Zone," Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol.
His subsequent work (Drach 1944) on the macruran Leander serratus confirmed there is a certain amount of generality for this concept in decapod crustaceans.