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Orconectes Cope 1872

Keith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
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taxon links [up-->]Orconectes (Billecambarus) [up-->]Orconectes (Tragulicambarus) [up-->]Orconectes (Buannulifictus) [up-->]Orconectes (Gremicambarus) [up-->]Orconectes (Orconectes) [up-->]Orconectes (Rhoadesius) [up-->]Orconectes (Faxonius) [up-->]Orconectes (Trisellescens) [up-->]Orconectes (Crockerinus) [up-->]Orconectes (Hespericambarus) [up-->]Orconectes (Procericambarus) [down<--]Cambarinae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Cambarinae


Hobbs (1942a:350) erroneously indicated that Orconectes inermis Cope was the type-species by monotypy. Cope (1872:419) stated: "The present genus embraces two species, O. inermis of the Wyandotte and the O. pellucidus of the Mammoth Cave."


Cope, Edward D. 1872. On the Wyandotte Cave and Its Fauna. American Naturalist, 6(7): 406-422.

Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.

Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1942. A Generic Revision of the Crayfishes of the Subfamily Cambarinae (Decapoda, Astacidae) with the Description of a New Genus and Species. American Midland Naturalist, 28(2): 334-357, 3 plates.

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Keith A. Crandall
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

James W. Fetzner, Jr.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, USA

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Crandall, Keith A., James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. 2001. Orconectes Cope 1872. Version 01 January 2001 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Orconectes/6717/2001.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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