†order Canadaspidida Novozhilov in Orlov 1960 (crustacean)

Crustacea - Canadaspidida

Parent taxon: Crustacea according to D. E. G. Briggs et al. 2008

See also Bengtson 1992, Feldmann et al. 2004 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Apudites, Bradoriamorphes, Branchiopoda, Cephalocarida, Cladocera, Copepoda, Eucrustacea, Maja, Malacostraca, Malacostraca, Maxillopoda, Nuculina, Oelandocaris, Ostracoda, Protocaridida, Remipedia, Siphonocetes, Somatopoda, Waptiida

Subtaxa: Canadaspididae Perspicaris

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Ecology: fast-moving nektobenthic detritivore

Distribution:

• Marjumian of United States (2: Utah collections)

• Cambrian of Canada (29: Brithish Columbia, British Columbia), China (14), United States (6: Nevada, Utah)

Total: 51 collections including 75 occurrences

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