| The Freshwater
Crayfish Literature Database (from
Aristotle through to the present).
|This bibliography contains almost
18,000 references to the freshwater
crayfishes of the world. Over 13,000 of these references were derived
from CD-ROM No. 1 published by the National Museum of Natural History in
1990 (thru 1987). The database also includes an additional 5,000
references compiled by Dr. James W. Fetzner Jr. from
the more recent literature (papers published between 1987
through to the present). This database is continually updated.
You can help contribute to this effort by sending
Dr. Fetzner citations,
abstracts, and PDF files for inclusion in the database.
The CD-ROM listed above was based on the following work:
Hart, C. W., Jr., and Janice Clark. 1989. An Interdisciplinary Bibliography of Freshwater Crayfishes (Astacoidea and Parastacoidea) from Aristotle through 1985, Updated through 1987. 498 pages. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
For information, write Supervisor, Division of
Crustacea, NMNH MRC-163, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560; or e-mail MNHIV002@SIVM.SI.EDU
The compilation is copyrighted by the Smithsonian Institution, 1987, 1989, and 1990; all rights reserved. It is presented here for scholarly use only; copying or redistributing the data in any manner for personal or corporate gain are not permitted.
ABOUT THE BIBLIOGRAPHY
The bibliography was begun with the aim of bringing together the citations dealing with the systematics and distribution of crayfishes. Because of the intertwined nature of most information and the overlapping of that information in papers, it soon became obvious that the scope should be increased, leading to the inclusion of more than 100 subject categories such as Aquaculture, Behavior, Physiology, Postage Stamps, and finally even Belles Letters (sensu lato), which covers poetry, music, and quotations from novels.
Because abbreviated journal citations are anathema to the compilers, full citations are given for most references. Exceptions are usually because it was not possible (within a reasonable time frame) to verify them. The same is also true of the occasional fragmentary reference.
For these reasons, as well as others enumerated in the Introduction to the work cited above, we caution users of this bibliography to look on it as a guide and not as gospel; to remember that the information has come from many sources and at times under circumstances that made accuracy checks impossible.
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