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- proper n. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Crustacea — the ostracods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- plural proper n. An order of Entomostraca possessing shrimplike bodies enclosed in hard bivalve shells; called also seed shrimp and mussel shrimp. They were formerly referred to as Ostracoidea. They are of small size, and swim freely about; many are less than 1 mm in length. Microfossils of certain extinct orders have been found extending back to the Cambrian age.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Ostracopoda.
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- n. seed shrimps
On a new terrestrial genus and species of Scottiinae Crustacea, Ostracoda from Australia, with a discussion on the phylogeny and the zoogeography of the subfamily, Zoologischer Anzeiger, 243:21-36.
Living males of the 'ancient asexual' Darwinulidae Ostracoda: Crustacea.
In the Ostracoda, Zenker describes a gland situated in the base of the inferior antennae, and opening at the extremity of an extraordinarily long "spine."
Diastylidae, the Amphipoda and Isopoda, the Ostracoda and Daphnidae, the
Cirripedia to the Ostracoda is also spoken of, but the similarity of the so-called "Cypris-like larvae," or Cirriped-pupae as Darwin calls them, to Cypris is so purely external, even as regards the shell, that the relationship appears to me to be scarcely greater than that of
* Additional Notes on the Clodocera and Ostracoda of
* Notes on the Clodocera, Ostracoda and Rotifera of
Claus), Ostracoda (at least the Cypridinae), Diastylidae, Edriophthalma, and Podophthalma, with few exceptions relating to terrestrial animals or parasites, bear peculiar filaments which I have already repeatedly mentioned as "olfactory filaments."