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Procambarus (Paracambarus) paradoxus Ortmann 1906

Keith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Containing group: Procambarus (Paracambarus)


Syntypes, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia P.5385 (3 specimens), Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5358 (3 specimens), Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (25 plus specimens), Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 74.677 (5 specimens), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 6955 (male I, male II, female).

Type Locality

Tetela de Ocampo y La Canada, 35 kilometers (21.9 mi) northeast of Zacapoaxtla, Estado de Puebla, Mexico.


Known only from the area of the type locality.




Ortmann (1906a:6) noted that there were "numerous specimens in the Mus. Paris." Some of these were subsequently sent to the other museums listed (to the Australian Museum in September 1921).


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

Ortmann, A.E. 1906. Mexican, Central American and Cuban Cambari. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 8: 1-24, figures 1-4.

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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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