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Temporal range: Carboniferous–Permian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Pygocephalomorpha
Beurlen, 1930

The order Pygocephalomorpha is an extinct group of peracarid crustaceans. It contains five families, and one genus incertae sedis.[1]

Pygocephalomorpha were abundant from the Carboniferous until their extinction in the Permian.[2]

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  1. ^ J. Mees (2010). "Pygocephalomorpha". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla (2002). "Habitat specialization and its relation to conservation policy in Crustacea". In Elva Escobar-Briones, Fernando Alvarez. Modern approaches to the study of Crustacea. Springer. pp. 211–221. ISBN 978-0-306-47366-1.