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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Ostracoda
Subclass: Podocopa
Order: Podocopida
Sars, 1866

The Podocopida are an order of ostracods in the subclass Podocopa. It is divided into five suborders – Bairdiocopina, Cypridocopina, Cytherocopina, Darwinulocopina, and Sigilliocopina.[1] It is the most diverse of the four orders of ostracods, and also has a rich fossil record.[2]

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  1. ^ Simone Brandão (2010). S. N. Brandão, M. V. Angel, I. Karanovic, A. Parker, V. Perrier, B. Sames & M. Yasuhara, ed. "Podocopida". World Ostracoda Database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Akira Tsukagoshi & Andrew R. Parker (2000). David J. Horne & Koen Martens, ed. "Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Ostracoda". Hydrobiologia 419 (1): 15–30. doi:10.1023/A:1003981806643. ISBN 0-7923-6396-5.  |chapter= ignored (help)