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Species Mexiweckelia hardeni

Mexiweckelia hardeni Holsinger - Mexiweckelia hardeni
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Senticaudata
Family Hadziidae
Genus Mexiweckelia
Species hardeni (Mexiweckelia hardeni)
Explanation of Names
Mexiweckelia hardeni Holsinger, 1992
Patronym for avid caver Scott Harden
Range
Texas: Medina Co., Hondo Creek and Comal Co., Comal Springs - Map (1)
Habitat
Cave obligate species
Print References
Gibson, J.R., S.J. Harden, and J.N. Fries. (2008) Survey and distribution of invertebrates from selected springs of the Edwards Aquifer in Comal and Hays Counties, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 53: 74-84.
Holsinger, J.R. (1992) Four new species of subterranean amphipod crustaceans (Artesiidae, Hadziidae, Sebidae) from Texas, with comments on their phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships. Texas Memorial Museum, Speleol. Monogr., 3: 1-22.
Sawicki, T.R., J.R. Holsinger. (2005) New species and new records of weckeliid amphipod crustaceans (Hadziidae) from subterranean waters in northern Mexico and southern Texas, with descriptions of the new genera Paraholsingerus and Tamaweckelia. Proc Biol Soc Wash 118(2): 285-305.
Internet References
The Aquatic Invertebrates of Texas - Stephen W. Ziser, 2010