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Treated as Cinachyra by de Laubenfels (1936) and Little (1963); Trachygellius cinachyra de Laubenfels, 1936, by de Laubenfels (1936) and Storr (1976); Cinachyra cavernosa Lamarck, 1813, by de Laubenfels (1936), Tabb and Manning (1961), Storr (1964, 1976), and Phillips et al. (1990).
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