Austropotamobius

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Austropotamobius
Temporal range: Barremian–Recent
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Austropotamobius torrentium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Astacidae
Genus: Austropotamobius
Skorikow, 1907
Type species
Cancer torrentium
Schrank, 1803

Austropotamobius is a genus of crayfish in the family Astacidae. It contains three extant species,[1] and one species known from fossils of Barremian age:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James W. Fetzner, Jr. (May 9, 2005). "Genus Austropotamobius Skorikow, 1908". Crayfish Taxon Browser. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alycia L. Rode & Loren E. Babcock (2003). "Phylogeny of fossil and extant freshwater crayfish and some closely related nephropid lobsters". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23 (2): 418–435. doi:10.1651/0278-0372(2003)023[0418:POFAEF]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 1549646.