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  Superfamily Cytheroidea

Family Leptocytheridae

    Genus Leptocythere -- North America.
    Genus Amnicythere
    Genus Bisulcocythere
    Genus Callistocythere
    Genus Cluthia
    Genus Ishizakiella
    Genus Kangarina
    Genus Palusleptocythere
    Genus Paratanella
    Genus Swansonella
    Genus Tanella

Taxon Information

The Family Leptocytheridae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Leptocytheridae, (Martens & Savatenalinton, 2011).
  • Leptocytheridae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Australasian; 21 species in 1 genus worldwide, 1 Nearctic species] (Martens et al., 2008).


  • 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]

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