Lepidurus

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Lepidurus
Temporal range: 298.9–0 Ma
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Lepidurus arcticus
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Lepidurus

Leach, 1819

Lepidurus is a genus of small crustaceans in the order Notostraca (tadpole shrimp). It is the larger of the two genera of the tadpole shrimps, the other being Triops. They are commonly found in vernal pools and survive dry periods with the help of long lasting resting eggs.

Adult freshwater crustacean of the genus Lepidurus.


The genus contains the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chip Hannum & Stuart Halliday. "Species descriptions". MyTriops. Retrieved October 14, 2011.

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