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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Subclass: Eumalacostraca
Superorder: Syncarida
Packard, 1885

Syncarida is a superorder of crustaceans, comprising the two extant orders Anaspidacea and Bathynellacea,[1][2] and the extinct order Palaeocaridacea.[3]


Fifty-nine living genera are known, in six families:[4]

Anaspidacea Calman, 1904
Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915
A photo of an Anaspides syncaridan in an alpine pool, viewed from the side showing details of appendages
Anaspides in an alpine pool


  1. ^ "Syncarida". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Todd Haney (2004). "Classification". Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Retrieved August 8, 2007.
  3. ^ A. I. Camacho & A. G. Valdecasas (2008). "Global diversity of syncarids (Syncarida; Crustacea) in freshwater". In E. V. Balian; C. Lévêque; H. Segers & K. Martens (eds.). Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment. Developments in Hydrobiology. Vol. 198. Springer. pp. 257–266. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8259-7_28.
  4. ^ Estela C. Lopretto & Juan J. Morrone (1998). "Anaspidacea, Bathynellacea (Crustacea, Syncarida), generalised tracks, and the biogeographical relationships of South America". Zoologica Scripta. 27 (4): 311–318. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1998.tb00463.x.
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