Paracrangonyx

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Paracrangonyx
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Paracrangonyctidae

Bousfield, 1983
Genus:
Paracrangonyx

Stebbing, 1899
Species
  • Paracrangonyx compactus Chilton, 1882
  • Paracrangonyx winterbourni Fenwick, 2001

Paracrangonyx is a genus of amphipods in the family Paracrangonyctidae, comprising two species, Paracrangonyx compactus and Paracrangonyz winterbourni.

P. compactus is found only in Canterbury, New Zealand, at Eyreton, Leeston, and St Albans. It is hypogean, found up to 58 metres (190 ft) below ground.[1]

P. winterbourni has only been found at Templeton, on the Canterbury Plains of South Island.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham D. Fenwick (2001). "The freshwater Amphipoda (Crustacea) of New Zealand: a review". Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 31 (2): 341–363. doi:10.1080/03014223.2001.9517658.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Graham D. Fenwick (2001). "Paracrangonyx Stebbing, 1899, a genus of New Zealand subterranean amphipods (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea)" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 31 (3): 457–479. doi:10.1080/03014223.2001.9517665.