Acadiocaris

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Acadiocaris
Temporal range: Upper Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Spelaeogriphacea
Family: Acadiocarididae
Schram, 1974
Genus: Acadiocaris
Brooks, 1962
Species: A. novascotica
Binomial name
Acadiocaris novascotica
(Copeland, 1957)

Acadiocaris is an extinct genus of spelaeogriphacean crustacean that existed in Canada during the Upper Jurassic period.[1] It was first named by Brooks in 1962,[2] and contains the species Acadiocaris novascotica,[3] named by Copeland in 1957[4] for the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is the only species in the family Acadiocarididae.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shen Yan-bin, Rod S. Taylor & Frederick R. Schram (1998). "New spelaeogriphacean (Crustacea: Peracarida) from the Upper Jurassic of China". Contributions to Zoology. 68 (1): 19–36. 
  2. ^ Raymond Cecil Moore, Curt Teichert (1953). Treatise on invertebrate paleontology, Volume 1. Geological Society of America. 
  3. ^ Frederick R. Schram (1986). Crustacea. Oxford University Press. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-19-503742-5. 
  4. ^ Gary C. B. Poore & W. F. Humphreys (1998). "First record of Spelaeogriphacea from Australasia: a new genus and species from an aquifer in the arid Pilbara of Western Australia". Crustaceana. 71 (7): 721–742. JSTOR 20106051. doi:10.1163/156854098X00013. 
  5. ^ Frederick R. Schram (1974). "Paleozoic Peracarida of North America" (PDF). Fieldiana Geology. 33 (6): 95–124. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. 

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