Asmussia murchisoniana

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Asmussia murchisoniana
Temporal range: Devonian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Spinicaudata
Genus: Asmussia
Species: A. murchisoniana
Binomial name
Asmussia murchisoniana
(Jones, 1859)

Asmussia murchisoniana was a Devonian crustacean of the class Branchiopoda. Like other clam shrimps, Asmussia had a bivalved shell, which was its only preserved part, about 3 millimetres (0.12 in) long. It was probably a filter feeder or a scavenger.