Cyprididae

Not to be confused with Cyprinidae, a family of fish.

Cyprididae is "the most diverse group of freshwater ostracods".[2] It contains 1000 species, which represents 50% of the known species of freshwater ostracods (other speciose families include Candonidae, with 25%, and Limnocytheridae, with 10%).[3] Around 60% of genera in the family are endemic to a single zoogeographic region.[3] The family contains 25 subfamilies, and is most diverse in the Afrotropic ecozone, with over 300 species in 45 genera.[3] Many Cyprididae occur in temporary water bodies and have drought-resistant eggs, mixed/parthenogenetic reproduction and ability to swim. These biological attributes pre-adapt them to form successful radiations in these habitats.[4] Bennelongia is an interesting genus of the family Cyprididae. It may be the last true descendant genus of the Mesozoic (and now extinct) lineage of Cypridea, which was a dominant lineage of ostracod in non-marine waters in the Cretaceous.[3]

Cyprididae
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Cyprididae

Baird, 1845[1]
Subfamilies

Batucyprettinae - Bradycypridinae - Callistocypridinae - Cyprettinae - Cypricercinae - Cypridinae - Cypridopsinae - Cyprinotinae - Diacypridinae - Dolerocypridinae - Eucypridinae - Herpetocyprellinae - Herpetocypridinae - Hungarocypridinae - Isocypridinae - Limanocypridinae - Liocypridinae - Megalocypridinae - Mytilocypridinae - Ngarawinae - Pelocypridinae - Rudjakoviellinae - Scottiinae

Overview of generaEdit

Amphicypris - Ampullacypris - Apatelecypris - Argentocypris - Austromesocypris - Bennelongia - Bradleystrandesia - Callistocypris - Candocypria - Candonocypris - Cavernocypris - Chlamydotheca - Cyclocypria - Cyclocypris - Cypretta - Cypria - Cypricercus - Cypriconcha - Cypridopsis - Cyprinotus - Cypris - Diacypris - Dolerocypris - Eucypris - Eundacypris - Eurycypris - Goniocypris - Hemicypris - Herpetocypris - Heterocypris - Hypselecypris - Ilyodromus - Isocypris - Kapcypridopsis - Karshicypridea - Klieopsis - Koencypris - Liocypris - Madagascarcypris - Mecynocypria - Megalocypris - Mesocypris - Neocypridopsis - Paracypria - Pelocypris - Physocypria - Potamocypris - Prionocypris - Pseudocypris - Pseudoilyocypris - Psychrodromus - Sarscypridopsis - Sclerocypris - Scottia - Spirocypris - Stenocypria - Stenocypris - Strandesia - Tanganyikacypris - Tanycypris - Thermopsis - Tonnacypris - Trajancypris - Zonocypretta

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baird, W. 1845: Arrangement of the British Entomostraca, with a List of Species, particularly noticing those which have as yet been discovered within the bounds of the Club. History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, 2 (13) 145-158
  2. ^ Robin J. Smith; Horst Janz; Ichiro Okubo (2011). "Recent Cyprididae and Ilyocyprididae (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from Lake Biwa, Japan, including a summary of the lake's ostracod fauna" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa. 2874: 1–37.
  3. ^ a b c d Koen Martens; Isa Schön; Claude Meisch; David J. Horne (2008). "Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater". In Estelle V. Balian; Christian Lévêque; Hendrik Segers; Koen Martens (eds.). Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment. Developments in Hydrobiology. Springer. doi:10.1007/s10750-007-9245-4. ISBN 978-1-4020-8258-0.
  4. ^ D. J. Horne; K. Martens (1998). "An assessment of the importance of resting eggs for the evolutionary success of non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea)". In Luc Brendonck; Luc de Meester; Nelson Hairston (eds.). Evolutionary and ecological aspects of crustacean diapause. Advances in Limnology. 52. E. Schweizerbart. pp. 549–561. ISBN 978-3-510-47054-9.

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