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  Subclass Phyllopoda

Order Notostraca

    Family Triopsidae -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Order Notostraca 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

  • Notostraca, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 15 species in 2 genera worldwide, 7 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Notostraca, not known east of the Mississippi River [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Notostraca, [North America] (Linder, 1959).


  • Brendonck, L. D.C. Rogers, J. Olesen, S. Weeks, & W.R. Hoeh. 2008. Global diversity of the large branchiopods (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 167-176. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Phyllopodous Branchiopoda (fairy, tadpole, and clam shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 427-452.
  • Linder, F. 1959. Notostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 572-576.

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