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Tehuana veracruzana (Rodríguez & Smalley)

Veracruz Freshwater Crab (Tehuana veracruzana)

The Veracruz Freshwater Crab was described in 1972.

The species inhabited the Los Tuxtlas region of Veracruz, Mexico, a small mountain range of volcanic origin, where it co-occurred together with at least five additional crab species. [1]

This species’ name appears in lists of extinct species, however, I could not find out anything else so far. 



[1] Fernando Alvarez: Smalleyus tricristatus, new genus, new species, and Pseudothelphusa parabelliana, new species (Brachyura: Pseudothelphusidae) from Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102(1): 45-49. 1989


edited: 07.05.2021