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Species Cambarus tartarus - Oklahoma cave crayfish

 
 
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Burrowing Crayfish of Indiana, Final report
By Roger F. Thoma, Brian J. Armitage
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 2008

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

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

Stability in Lepidoptera names is not served by reversal to gender agreement: a response to Wiemers et al. (2018)
By Van Nieukerken, E.J., O. Karsholt, A. Hausmann, J.D. Holloway, P. Huemer, I.J. Kitching, M. Nuss, G.R. Pohl, H. Rajaei, E. Rennl
Nota Lepidopterologica, 42(1): 101-111., 2019
Van Nieukerken, E.J., O. Karsholt, A. Hausmann, J.D. Holloway, P. Huemer, I.J. Kitching, M. Nuss, G.R. Pohl, H. Rajaei, E. Rennland, J. Rodeland, R. Rougerie, M.J. Scoble, S.Y. Sinev & M. Sommerer, 2019. Stability in Lepidoptera names is not served by reversal to gender agreement: a response to Wiemers et al. (2018). Nota Lepidopterologica, 42(1): 101-111. https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.42.34187

Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada
By Kris Anderson
Independently published, 2018
This peer reviewed text includes a dichotomous key to all 15 genera of Mantodea found in the U.S. and Canada. Extremely detailed descriptions are provided for each of the 27 species found within this region, including two newly listed invasive species and two newly described species. One new genus is established along with several taxonomic revisions and clarifications. Species treatments include taxonomic illustrations, precise morphological descriptions, accurate morphometry, complete natural history documentation, exhaustive historical literature review, and detailed distribution range maps.

 
 
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