Orconectes (Crockerinus) obscurusKeith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
TypesLectotype, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 181 (male I); paralectotpes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 181 (9 male I, 6 female), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3353 (7 male I, female), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3354 (3 male II), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 4971 (male I), Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (male, female), Wurzburg Mus.; "cotypes" previously reported to be in the Australian Museum are not there. The lectotype (male I) was selected by Fitzpatrick (1967a:162) from Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 181, and all other "types" were designated paralectotypes by him.
RangeSoutheastern Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, West Virginia, northern Virginia, and western Maryland.
Fitzpatrick, Joseph F., Jr. 1967. The Propinquus Group of the Crawfish Genus Orconectes (Decapoda: Astacidae). Ohio Journal of Science, 67(3): 129-172, 27 figures.
Hagen, Hermann A. 1870. Monograph of the North American Astacidae. In Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 3: viii + 109 pages, 11 plates.
Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.
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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