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Faxonella creaseri is a species of crayfish (family Cambaridae, order Reptantia) which belongs to the larger group of so-called decapoda. It is one of the four species in the family Faxonella.

The species is found in the northern lakes and rivers in North America.

It is documented that the species is found in Louisiana.

Taxonomic classification

A modern update of the systemic classification was given by Fetzner et al: (2005).

  • Order decapoda - 2700 families, 15,000 species Latreille, 1802
    • Suborder crayfish and crabs Reptantia = Macrura reptantia
      • Infraorder Astacidea, crayfish and lobsters
        • Superfamily crayfish Astacoidea Latreille, 1802
          • Family Cambaridae Hobbs, 1942
            • Sub-family Cambarinae Hobbs, 1942
            • Group Faxonella Creaser, 1933
              • Faxonella beyeri (Penn, 1950) - North America
              • Faxonella blairi Hayes and Reimer, 1977 - North America
              • Faxonella clypeata (Hay, 1899) - North America
              • Faxonella creaseri Walls, 1968 - North America
  • de Grave, Sammy, et. al., «A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans», in: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21, 2009, page 1–109
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