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  Superfamily Darwinuloidea

Family Darwinulidae

    Genus Darwinula -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Alicenula -- North America.
    Genus Microdarwinula -- North America.
    Genus Penthesilenula -- North America.
    Genus Isabenula
    Genus Vestalenula

Taxon Information

The Family Darwinulidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Darwinulidae, (Martens & Savatenalinton, 2011).
  • Darwinulidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 29 species in 5 genera worldwide, 3 Nearctic species in 3 genera] (Martens et al., 2008).
  • Darwinulidae, on mud bottoms of larger bodies of water; rare [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Darwinulidae, (Kitchell & Clark, 1979).
  • Darwinulidae, [North America] (Tressler, 1959).


  • Martens, K. & S. Savatenalinton. 2011. A subjective checklist of the Recent, free-living, non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea). Zootaxa 2855: 1-79. [Available online]
  • Martens, K., I. Schön, C. Meisch, & D.J. Horne. 2008. Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 185-193. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Ostracoda (seed shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 521-544.
  • Kitchell, J.A. & D.L. Clark. 1979. Distribution, ecology, and taxonomy of Recent freshwater Ostracoda of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Publication of the Natural History Council, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1. 24 pp. [Available online]
  • Tressler, W.L. 1959. Ostracoda. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 657-734.

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