Comprehensive Description

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Parastacus varicosus Faxon

Parastacus varicosus Faxon, 1898:685, pl. 69.—Riek, 1971:134, fig. la, d, e.—Buckup and Rossi, 1980:675, figs. 12–14, 21.—Amestoy, 1983:2, fig. 2.

TYPE.—Holotype, USNM 4133.

TYPE LOCALITY.—Colima, Mexico. As pointed out by others, these are obviously erroneous locality data.

RANGE.—Eastern parts of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and departments of Maldonado and Rocha, Uruguay.

HABITAT.—Lotic situations.

Astacus.—Philippi, 1882:627.

Parastacus.—Faxon, 1898:690.

Samastacus Riek, 1971:135. [Type species, by original designation, Astacus spinifrons Philippi, 1882:627. Gender: masculine.]
bibliographic citation
Hobbs, Horton Holcombe, Jr. 1989. "An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda, Astacidae, Cambaridae, Parastacidae)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-236. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.480