Dexteria

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Dexteria floridana
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Dexteria

Brtek, 1965 [2]
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D. floridana
Binomial name
Dexteria floridana
(Dexter, 1953) [2]
Synonyms

Eubranchipus floridana Dexter, 1953

Dexteria floridana is an extinct species of fairy shrimp in the family Chirocephalidae, the only species in the genus Dexteria.[3] It was endemic to Florida, where it was known from a single pool, south of Gainesville.[4] It was originally described by Ralph W. Dexter in 1953 as a species of Eubranchipus.[3] The species was declared extinct on October 5, 2011 because it was found that the only known pool of water that contained dexteria was filled in for development thereby killing the shrimps. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Dexteria floridana". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T6519A12786928. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T6519A12786928.en. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Dexteria Brtek, 1965". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ a b D. Christopher Rogers (2002). "A morphological re-evaluation of the anostracan families Linderiellidae and Polyartemiidae, with a redescription of the linderiellid Dexteria floridana (Dexter 1956) (Crustacea: Branchiopoda)". Hydrobiologia. 486 (1): 57–61. doi:10.1023/A:1021326129460.
  4. ^ a b "Two Florida species declared extinct: endangered species review too late to save South Florida rainbow snake, Florida fairy shrimp". Center for Biological Diversity. October 5, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2012.