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Temporal range: Late Eocene-Holocene
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Branchipodopsis sp., male and female, from the Western Cape, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Branchipodidae

Branchipodidae is a family of fairy shrimp, one of eight in the order Anostraca. It contains 35 extant species in five extant genera:[2]

One species, Branchipodites vectensis Woodward, 1879, in an extinct genus, is known as a fossil from the Latest Eocene-aged Insect Bed of the Bembridge Marls, of the Isle of Wight.


  1. ^ Jan Brtek & Graziella Mura (2000). "Revised key to families and genera of the Anostraca with notes on their geographical distribution". Crustaceana. 73 (9): 1037–1088. doi:10.1163/156854000505083. JSTOR 20106379. 
  2. ^ Luc Brendonck; D. Christopher Rogers; Jorgen Olesen; Stephen Weeks; Walter R. Hoch (2008). "Global diversity of large branchiopods (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in freshwater". Hydrobiologia. 595 (1): 167–176. doi:10.1007/s10750-007-9119-9.