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Thamnocephalus venezuelensis.jpg
Male Thamnocephalus venezuelensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Thamnocephalidae
Packard, 1883 [1]

Thamnocephalidae is a family of crustaceans with wide distribution including Western Australia and Southern Africa. It was originally described as a subfamily of Branchipodidae by Alpheus Spring Packard in 1883, and elevated to the rank of family by Simon in 1886.[2] Six genera are recognised, in two subfamilies:[2]



  1. ^ "Thamnocephalidae Packard, 1883". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b D. Christopher Rogers (2006). "A genus level revision of the Thamnocephalidae (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1260: 1–25. 
  3. ^ Christopher J. Dixon (2010). "Spiralifrons, replacement name for Gurneya Brtek, 1996 (Branchiopoda, Thamnocephalidae), junior homonym of Gurneya Roth, 1974 (Insecta, Blattaria)". Crustaceana. 83 (10): 1279–1280. doi:10.1163/001121610X526960.