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A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans.
By Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al.
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109., 2009
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Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109.

ABSTRACT. – We present an updated classification for the entire Crustacea Decapoda, listing all known families and genera organized by higher taxonomic groups and including estimates of the number of species in every genus. All taxonomic names are also linked to the verified literature in which they were described, the first compilation of its kind for the Decapoda. To arrive at this compilation, we began with the classification scheme provided by Martin & Davis (2001) for extant families, updated the higher classification and included the fossil taxa. The resultant framework was then populated with the currently valid genera and an estimate of species numbers within each genus. Our resulting classification, spanning both extant (living) and fossil taxa, is the first comprehensive estimate of taxonomic diversity within the entire Decapoda. The classification consists of 233 families of decapods containing 2,725 genera and an estimated 17,635 species (including both extant and fossil species). Of the families in our classification, 53 are exclusively fossil, 109 contain both fossil and extant species, and 71 are extant only. The current estimate for extant species is 14,756, whereas 2,979 species are known exclusively as fossils.

An illustrated guide to the marine decapod crustaceans of Florida. Pt. 1 & 2
By Abele L.G., Kim W.
Dept. of Environmental Regulation. 760 pp., 1986

Higher-level crustacean phylogeny: Consensus and conflicting hypotheses
By Ronald A. Jenner
Arthropod Structure & Development, Vol. 39, Issues 2-3, 143-153, 2010
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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Biodiversity
By Darryl L. Felder, David K. Camp
Texas A&M University Press, 2009

The Nature Of Alaska, An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions.
By Kavanagh, J.
Waterford Press Inc. Tampa, Florida. 175 pp., 2016
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Kavanagh, J. 2016. The Nature Of Alaska, An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions. 2nd Ed. Waterford Press Inc. Tampa, Florida. 175 pp.

This beautifully illustrated field guide highlights more than 325 familiar plants and animals.

brief section on Crustacea is relevant to our purposes...

An updated classification of the Recent Crustacea
By Martin J.W., Davis G.E.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series 39: vi + 124 pp., 2001

Tree and Shrub Insects of the Prairie Provices
By W.G.H Ives and H. R. Wong
Canadian Forestry Service, Northern Forest Centre, Info. Rep. NOR-X-292, 1988
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"More than 600 species of insects and mites that feed on trees and shrubs in the prairie provinces are discussed ..."

Biology of the Carrion Beetle Silpha ramosa Say
By Brewer, J.W. & Bacon, T.R.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68(5), 786-790, 1975
Details of a lab study of adults of Silpha ramosa and description of egg-laying and larval development. Adults were collected in the field from dead house mice and were maintained in the lab on a diet of hamburger or chicken liver.

 
 
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