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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Thecostraca
Infraclass: Cirripedia
Order: Akentrogonida
Family: Thompsoniidae
Høeg & Rybakov, 1992

Thompsomiidae (lapsus)

The Thompsoniidae are a family of parasitic barnacles belonging to the bizarre and highly apomorphic superorder Rhizocephala, and therein to the more diverse of the two orders, the Akentrogonida.

The Thompsoniidae are one of the smallish families of Rhizocephala, as typical for the Akentrogonida. They only contain four genera, of which two are not universally accepted:[1]


  1. ^ Geoff Boxshall (2010). M. Schotte; C. B. Boyko; N. L. Bruce; G. C. N. Poore; S. Taiti; G. D. F. Wilson, eds. "Thompsoniidae". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 

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