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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Ostracoda
Subclass: Podocopa
G. O. Sars, 1866 [1][2]

The Podocopa are a subclass of ostracods. This subclass can be differentiated from the other subclass (Myodocopa) by the morphology of the second antenna: the Podocopa have a relatively long endopod, whereas the Myodocopa have a relatively long exopod. The seventh limb of the Podocopa has a variety of forms or is absent, but is never an annulated worm-like limb (as seen in some Myodocopa). Within the Podocopa there are three orders: Platycopida, Podocopida and Palaeocopida.[2]



  1. ^ Georg Ossian Sars (1866). "Oversigt af Norges marine Ostracoder". Forhandlinger i Videnskabs-Selskabet i Christiania. 1865: 1–130. 
  2. ^ a b Simone Nunes Brandão (2011). S. N. Brandão, M. V. Angel, I. Karanovic, A. Parker, V. Perrier, B. Sames & M. Yasuhara, eds. "Podocopa". World Ostracoda Database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 

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