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  Suborder Anostracina

Family Thamnocephalidae

    Genus Branchinella -- North America.
    Genus Thamnocephalus -- North America.
    Genus Dendrocephalus
    Genus Phallocryptus
    Genus Spiralifrons

Taxon Information

The Family Thamnocephalidae 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

  • Thamnocephalidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 62 species in 6 genera worldwide, 6 Nearctic species in 3 genera] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Thamnocephalidae, central and southwestern states, 2 species [North America]...4 species, FL, GA, TX (Smith, 2001).
  • Thamnocephalidae, "Two genera" (Dexter, 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.
  • Dexter, R.W. 1959. Anostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 558-576.

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