Orconectes (Procericambarus) spinosusKeith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
TypesSyntypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3540 (2 male II, 2 female), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3541 (male II, female), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 19779 (3 male II, 2 female).
Type Locality"Etowah, Oostanaula, and Coosa Rivers, in the vicinity of Rome, Georgia" (Bundy, 1877:174).
RangeCoosa, Tennessee, and Kanawha(?) river systems in Alabama, Georgia, eastern Tennessee, Virginia(?), and West Virginia(?). The limits of the range of O. (P.) spinosus and the closely related O. (P.) putnami have not been determined.
RemarksFollowing Ortmann (1931), this species has been largely relegated to synonomy with O. juvenilis (Hagen) (=O. (P.) rusticus (Girard)). Not until 1972 was it again accorded specific status.
Bundy, W. F. 1877. On the Cambari of Northern Indiana. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 29: 171-174.
Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.
Ortmann, A.E. 1931. Crawfishes of the Southern Appalachians and the Cumberland Plateau. Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 20(2): 61-160.
Taylor, C. A., M. L. Warren, Jr., J. F. Fitzpatrick, Jr., H. H. Hobbs III, R. F. Jezerinac, W. L. Pflieger, and H. W. Robison. 1996. Conservation Status of Crayfishes of the United States and Canada. Fisheries 21:4.
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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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