Myodocopida

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Myodocopida
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A myodocopid ostracod from southern Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Ostracoda
Order: Myodocopida
Sars, 1866 [1]
Suborder: Myodocopina
Sars, 1866 [2]
Superfamilies and families

Cylindroleberidoidea

Cypridinoidea

Sarsielloidea

The Myodocopida is one of the two orders within the Myodocopa, in turn a subclass of the Ostracoda. The Myodocopida are distinguished by a worm-like seventh limb, and, usually, a rostrum above an incisur (notch) from which the antennae can protrude.[3] Unlike other ostracods, many species of the Myodocopida have lateral compound eyes [4] Over the last thirty years there has been much research into the morphology, behaviour and distribution of myodocopids. More recently, DNA sequences have been used to investigate the phylogeny of various groups.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myodocopida Sars, 1866". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Myodocopina Sars, 1866". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Louis S. Kornicker (1993). Antarctic and Subantarctic Myodocopina (Ostracoda). Koeltz Scientific Books. ISBN 1-878762-46-X. 
  4. ^ Louis S. Kornicker (1975). "Antarctic Ostracoda (Myodocopina)" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 163: 1–720. 

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