Jurassic Cladocera (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) with a description of an extinct Mesozoic order

  title={Jurassic Cladocera (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) with a description of an extinct Mesozoic order},
  author={Alexey A. Kotov},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  pages={13 - 37}
  • A. Kotov
  • Published 16 February 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Natural History
This paper describes extinct Jurassic Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) from four well‐known palaeontological sites. Leptodorosida zherikhini sp. nov., gen. nov. from Ust’‐Baley (Lower Jurassic) belongs to an extinct family, Leptodorosididae fam. nov., and a new order, the Cryptopoda ordo nov. This order differs from the Haplopoda and the Onychopoda in having serially‐similar filtering limbs with valves completely covering the post‐cephalic body. Cryptopoda differs from the Anomopoda and… 

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