Global diversity of large branchiopods (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in freshwater

@article{Brendonck2007GlobalDO,
  title={Global diversity of large branchiopods (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in freshwater},
  author={Luc Brendonck and D. Christopher Rogers and J{\o}rgen Olesen and Stephen C. Weeks and Walter Randolph Hoeh},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={595},
  pages={167-176}
}
With about 500 known species worldwide, the large brachiopods are a relatively small group of primitive crustaceans. With few exceptions they live in temporary aquatic systems that are most abundant in arid and semi arid areas. As many regions remain unexplored and as especially the number of species in clam shrimps and tadpole shrimps is underestimated due to difficult identification, the species list will increase with future surveys. The Branchiopoda are monophyletic, but inter-ordinal… 

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