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Altocrustacea was named by Regier et al. (2010). It is extant.

It was assigned to Pancrustacea by Lozano-Fernandez et al. (2019).


Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Altocrustacea Regier et al.
2019Altocrustacea Lozano-Fernandez et al.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
PancrustaceaZrzavý and Štys 1997
AltocrustaceaRegier et al. 2010
AltocrustaceaRegier et al. 2010

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.

Unr. Altocrustacea Regier et al. 2010
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Supercl. Allotriocarida Oakley et al. 2013
Unr. Athalassocarida Lozano-Fernandez et al. 2019
Cl. Branchiopoda Latreille 1817 [branchiopod]
Or. Anostraca Sars 1867
Fm. Branchinectidae Daday de Deés 1910
G. Branchinella Sayce 1903
Invalid names: Branchipodidae Simon 1886 [empty]
Subcl. Phyllopoda
Infracl. Diplostraca Gerstecker 1866
Or. Notostraca Sars 1867 [tadpole shrimp]
Invalid names: Pterocaris Barrande 1872 [replaced]
Invalid names: Branchipodiadae M'Coy 1849 [empty]
Invalid names: Kazacharthra Novojilov 1957 [empty], Sarsostraca Tasch 1969 [empty]
Unr. Labiocarida Schwentner et al. 2017
Supercl. Hexapoda Latreille 1825
Unr. Cercofilata Kukalová-Peck 1987
Unr. Ellipura Börner 1910
G. †Grammepus Hitchcock 1858
G. †Leverhulmia Anderson and Trewin 2003
G. †Onycholepisma Pierce 1951
Invalid names: Entognatha Hirst and Maulik 1926 [invalid subgroup]
Cl. Remipedia Yager 1981
Or. †Enantiopoda Birshtein 1960
Invalid names: Nectipoda Schram 1986 [empty]
Cl. Cephalocarida Sanders 1955
Or. †Brachypoda Birshteyn 1960
G. †Dala Muller 1983
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2004-02-29 09:38:49
Modified: 2004-02-29 11:38:49
Source: p = phylum
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Atdabanian to the top of the Holocene or 520.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 516.0 Ma

Collections (5783 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cambrian541.0 - 513.0China (Hubei) Cycloconchoides venustus (201164)
Waucoban530.0 - 513.0Canada (Northwest Territories) Branchiopoda indet. (6850)
Atdabanian520.0 - 516.0Germany (Brandenburg) Diplostraca indet. (24190)
Maentwrogian501.0 - 485.4Sweden Dala peilerta (9889) Rehbachiella kinnekullensis (9890)
Darriwilian467.3 - 458.4United Kingdom (Wales) Cephalocarida indet., Hexapoda indet. (230215)
Letna - Harnagian460.9 - 455.8Czech Republic Quasicaris bohemica (3861)
Lochkovian419.2 - 410.8Russian Federation Phyllopoda indet. (26668 26669 26670)
Early/Lower Devonian - Middle Devonian419.2 - 382.7Belgium (territoire d'Estinnes-au-Monts) Estheria sp. (23258 23260)
Pragian410.8 - 407.6United Kingdom (Scotland) Leverhulmia mariae (153492) Rhyniella praecursor (164613 172777)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7Russian Federation (Siberia) Pseudestheria plicata (60392)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7USA (New York) Archaeognatha indet. (28246)
Late/Upper Famennian364.7 - 360.7Belgium Strudiella devonica, Anostraca indet., Conchostraca indet., Notostraca indet. (131916)
Kinderhookian360.7 - 353.8USA (Montana) Lioestheria sp. (123117)
Serpukhovian330.9 - 323.2USA (Texas) Tesnusocaris goldichi (130654)
Arnsbergian326.4 - 318.1Germany (Bitterfeld) Delitzschala bitterfeldensis (132797)
Arnsbergian326.4 - 318.1Argentina Tupacsala niunamenos, Kirchnerala treintamil, Eugeropteridae indet. (166808)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2USA (Illinois) Mylacris anthracophila (122575)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Canada (Nova Scotia) Leaia leidyi (216610) Lioestheria striata, Leaia leidyi, Leaia baentschiana, Leaia tricarinata, Leaia acutangularis (216606 216609) Lynceites cansoensis (216608)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Argentina (La Rioja) Eugeropteron lunatum, Geropteron arcuatum, Xenoptera riojaensis (108150)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2China (Ningxia) Paragilsonia orientalis (140832)