Oligostraca is a superclass within the Pancrustacea, containing the class Ostracoda[2] and some of the polyphyletic class Maxillopoda.[citation needed]

Ostracods (Euphilomedes climax)
Ostracods (Euphilomedes climax)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclass: Oligostraca
Zrzavý, Hypša, & Vlášková, 1997[1]
Classes and subclass[2]


  1. ^ Zrzavý, J., Hypša, V. & Vlášková, M. (1997). Arthropod phylogeny: taxonomic congruence, total evidence and conditional combination approaches to morphological and molecular data sets. Systematics Association Special Volume series 55 (Eds. Fortey, R.A. & Thomas, R.H.), Chapman & Hall, London. pp.97-107
  2. ^ a b WoRMS (2018). Oligostraca. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=845957 on 2018-04-10