Trichoniscidae

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Trichoniscidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Oniscidea
Section: Synocheta
Superfamily: Trichoniscoidea
Sars, 1899
Family: Trichoniscidae
G. O. Sars, 1899 [1]
Genera

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Diversity
c. 90 genera

Trichoniscidae are a family of isopods (woodlice), including the most abundant British woodlouse, Trichoniscus pusillus.

Most species of woodlice that have returned to an aquatic or amphibian way of life belong to this family. Several species from the following genera live in water and on land: Titanethes, Cyphonetes, Alpioniscus, Scotoniscus, Bureschia, Brackenridgia, Mexiconiscus, Trichoniscoides, Cretoniscellus, Balearonethes and Cyphoniscellus.[2]

Genera[edit]

The family Trichoniscidae contains the following genera, including those previously treated as the separate family Buddelundiellidae:[3]

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