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Faxonella creaseri Walls 1968

Keith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Containing group: Faxonella


Holotype, allotype, and morphotype, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 129215, 129216, 129241 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, Department of Zoology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Instituto de Biologia de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, Joe B. Black, and Jerry G. Walls.

Type Locality

Roadside ditch 3.0 miles (4.8 km) north of Grayson on U.S. Highway 165, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.


Known with certainty from only several localities in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. Tentatively reported here from Arkansas and Missouri.


Temporary pools in roadside ditches.


Specimens of the genus from eastern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri may be assignable to F. creaseri or perhaps this taxon represents only a local variant of F. clypeata. (See "Range" and "Remarks" under F. clypeata.) Studies of populations in eastern Arkansas and southern Missouri are badly needed.


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

Walls, Jerry G. 1968. A New Faxonella from Northeast Louisiana (Decapoda, Astacidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 81(41): 413-418, figures 1-9.

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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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