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Polycopidae

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Polycopidae is a family of marine ostracods. Its members are related to animals in the suborder Halocypridina, but are sufficiently distinct to be placed in their own sub-order, Cladocopina. There is speculation that a separate order may be warranted.[1] The genera in the family differ from the other suborder, Halocypridina, in several features: the central adductor muscle scars are in a triangular (3 scars) or half-rosette (15 scars) pattern, they lack sixth and seventh limbs, and the maxilla (=fourth limb) has both an exopod and endopod (the maxilla in the Halocypridina lacks an exopod).[2][3][4][5]

The following genera are included:[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Joel W. Martin & George E. Davis (2001). An Updated Classification of the Recent Crustacea (PDF). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. pp. 1–132.
  2. ^ L. S. Kornicker & T. M. Iliffe (1989). "Ostracoda (Myodocopina, Cladocopina, Halocypridina) mainly from anchialine caves in Bermuda" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 475: 1–88. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.475.
  3. ^ L. S. Kornicker & T.M. Iliffe (1992). "Ostracoda (Halocypridina: Cladocopina) from anchialine caves in Jamaica, West Indies" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 530: 1–72. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.530.
  4. ^ L. S. Kornicker & T.M. Iliffe (1995). "Ostracoda (Halocypridina: Cladocopina) from an anchialine lava tube in Lanzarote, Canary Islands" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 568: 1–32. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.568.
  5. ^ L. S. Kornicker & T.M. Iliffe (1998). "Myodocopid Ostracoda (Halocypridina, Cladocopina) from anchialine caves in the Bahamas, Canary Islands, and Mexico" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 599: 1–93. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.599.
  6. ^ "Polycopidae". Retrieved March 15, 2013.

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Polycopidae: Brief Summary

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Polycopidae is a family of marine ostracods. Its members are related to animals in the suborder Halocypridina, but are sufficiently distinct to be placed in their own sub-order, Cladocopina. There is speculation that a separate order may be warranted. The genera in the family differ from the other suborder, Halocypridina, in several features: the central adductor muscle scars are in a triangular (3 scars) or half-rosette (15 scars) pattern, they lack sixth and seventh limbs, and the maxilla (=fourth limb) has both an exopod and endopod (the maxilla in the Halocypridina lacks an exopod).

The following genera are included:

Archypolycope Chavtur, 1981 Axelheibergella Briggs, 1997 Chavturopsis Bonaduce & McKenzie, 2004 Eupolycope Chavtur, 1981 Hexopolycope Chavtur, 1981 Hyphalocope I. Karanovic & Brandão, 2012 Metapolycope Kornicker & van Morkhoven, 1976 Micropolycope Chavtur, 1981 Orthopolycope Chavtur, 1981 Parapolycope Klie, 1936 Parapolycopissa Chavtur, 1981 Polycope G. O. Sars, 1866 Polycopetta Chavtur, 1981 Polycopiella Chavtur, 1981 Polycopinna Chavtur, 1981 Polycopissa Chavtur, 1981 Polycopsis G. W. Mueller, 1894 Pontopolycope Chavtur, 1981 Pseudopolycope Chavtur, 1981
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