Zoological Studies

Vol. 59, 2020

(update: 2020.07.13; 08.05)

Special Issue: Fossil and Modern Clam Shrimp (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata, Laevicaudata)

Spinicaudata Catalogus (Crustacea: Branchiopoda)

D. Christopher Rogers


Kansas 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. Christopher Rogers

The 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.