Vol. 59, 2020
(update: 2020.07.13; 08.05)
Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)
Biological Survey, and The Biodiversity Institute, The University of
Kansas, Higuchi Hall, 2101 Constant
Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759, USA. E-mail: Branchiopod@gmail.com
(Received 18 October 2019 / Accepted
14 January 2020)
Special issue (articles 32-46) communicated by Thomas A. Hegna and D.
Spinicaudata (spiny clam shrimp) are a large group of freshwater,
bivalved branchiopod crustaceans in need of taxonomic revision. Herein,
the extant Spinicaudata families and genera are defined and diagnosed
according to modern standards. An annotated catalogue of the
Spinicaudata taxa is presented with synonyms. More than 747
spinicaudatan taxa are presented, of which 215 are considered valid
families, genera and species. Chresonyms are provided for taxa
redescribed according to modern standards. It is hoped that this
catalogue will provide a basis for further taxonomic revision and
phylogenetic work within the Spinicaudata.
Key words: Spiny clam shrimp,
Diplostraca, Onychocaudata, Checklist, Systematics.
Citation: Rogers DC. 2020. Spinicaudata
catalogus (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). Zool Stud 59:45. doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-45.