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Orconectes (Gremicambarus) nais Faxon 1885

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


Syntypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3755 (2 male I, male II, female), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 129213 (3 male I, 3 male II); Museum of Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas (no longer there).

Type Locality

Labette County, Kansas.


Great Plains: Oklahoma and Texas; the limits not known. (See Bouchard and Robison, 1981:28.)




The syntypes in the National Museum of Natural History are specimens collected by W.S. Newlon from the type locality and were received from the Kansas Museum of Natural History; presumably they represent a part of the lot that was said by Faxon (1914:420) to have been at Washburn College. See "Remarks" under Orconectes (G.) causeyi.


Bouchard, Raymond W., and Henry W. Robinson. 1981. An Inventory of the Decapod Crustaceans (Crayfishes and Shrimps) of Arkansas with a Discussion of Their Habitats. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 34: 22-30, figures 1, 2.

Faxon, Walter. 1885. Preliminary Catalogue of the Crayfishes of Kansas. Bulletin of the Washburn College Laboratory of Natural History, 1(4): 140-142.

Faxon, Walter. 1914. Notes on the Crayfishes in the United States National Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology with Descriptions of New Species and Subspecies to Which is Appended a Catalogue of the Known Species and Subspecies. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 40(8): 351-427, 13 plates.

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

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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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