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  Order Spinicaudata

Family Leptestheriidae

    Genus Leptestheria -- North America.
    Genus Eoleptestheria
    Genus Leptestheriella
    Genus Maghrebestheria
    Genus Sewellestheria

Taxon Information

The Family Leptestheriidae 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

  • Leptestheriidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental; 37 species in 3 genera worldwide, 1 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Leptestheriidae, 1 species; CA, CO, KS, OK, TX, UT (Smith, 2001).
  • Leptestheriidae, "One genus" [North America] (Mattox, 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.
  • Mattox, N.T. 1959. Conchostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 577-586.

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