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Brachycythere

Ostracoda - Podocopida - Trachyleberididae

Discussion

Alexander (1933) originally misidentified the type species as Cythere sphenoides(/i). In this publication (Puckett, 2002), the correct identification of Alexander's type material from the Brownstown Formation (early Campanian) of northeast Texas is recognized as Brachycythere crenulata Crane 1965.

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Taxonomy
Brachycythere was named by Alexander (1933) [Sepkoski's age data: K Albi R Sepkoski's reference number: 167]. It was considered unknown by Alexander (1934).

It was assigned to Cytheridae by Alexander (1933) and Alexander (1934); to Podocopida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Trachyleberididae by Puckett (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Brachycythere Alexander
1934Brachycythere Alexander
2002Brachycythere Puckett
2002Brachycythere Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
RankNameAuthor
subphylumCrustaceaBrĂ¼nnich 1772
classOstracoda
suborderPodocopa(Sars 1865)
orderPodocopidaSars 1866
suborderCytherocopinaGrĂ¼ndel 1967
superfamilyCytheroidea(Baird 1850)
familyTrachyleberididaeSylvester-Bradley 1948
genusBrachycythere

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available