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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
G. †Lepidocaris Scourfield 1926
Invalid names: Branchipodidae Simon 1886 [empty]
Fm. †Ketmeniidae Novozhilov 1957
G. †Iliella Tschernyshev 1940
Subcl. Phyllopoda
Superor. Calmanostraca Tasch 1969
Infracl. Diplostraca Gerstecker 1866
Invalid names: Pterocaris Barrande 1872 [replaced]
Invalid names: Branchipodiadae M'Coy 1849 [empty]
Invalid names: Sarsostraca Tasch 1969 [empty]
Unr. Labiocarida Schwentner et al. 2017
Cl. Remipedia Yager 1981
Or. †Enantiopoda Birshtein 1960
G. †Tanazios Siveter et al. 2007
Invalid names: Nectipoda Schram 1986 [empty]
Cl. Cephalocarida Sanders 1955
Or. †Brachypoda Birshteyn 1960
G. †Dala Muller 1983
G. †Rehbachiella Mueller 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 Late/Upper Pleistocene or 521.00000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 516.0 Ma

Collections (270 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cambrian538.8 - 509.0China (Hubei) Cycloconchoides venustus (201164)
Waucoban538.8 - 509.0Canada (Northwest Territories) Branchiopoda indet. (6850)
Atdabanian521.0 - 516.0Germany (Brandenburg) Diplostraca indet. (24190)
Maentwrogian497.0 - 496.8Sweden Dala peilerta (9889) Rehbachiella kinnekullensis (9890)
Darriwilian467.3 - 458.4United Kingdom (Wales) Cephalocarida indet. (230215)
Letna - Harnagian460.9 - 457.2Czech Republic Quasicaris bohemica (3861)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4United Kingdom Tanazios dokeron (68060)
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) Lepidocaris rhyniensis (10721)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7Russian Federation (Siberia) Ulugkemia obrutschevi, Ulugkemia barykensis, Pseudestheria plicata (60392)
Late/Upper Famennian364.7 - 360.7Belgium Notostraca indet., Anostraca indet., Conchostraca indet. (131916)
Kinderhookian358.9 - 352.0USA (Montana) Lioestheria sp. (123117)
Serpukhovian330.9 - 323.2USA (Texas) Tesnusocaris goldichi (130654)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Canada (Nova Scotia) Leaia leidyi (216610) Lioestheria striata, Leaia tricarinata, Leaia acutangularis, Leaia leidyi, Leaia baentschiana (216606 216609) Lynceites cansoensis (216608)
Moscovian315.2 - 307.0USA (Illinois) Cryptocaris hootchi (132078)
Westphalian C314.6 - 309.8France Euestheria bourozi (57698)
Westphalian C314.6 - 309.8Germany Estheria tenella, Leaia baentschiana, Leaia herriana (122593)
Westphalian C - Westphalian D314.6 - 307.5Germany Estheria limbata, Estheria rimosa, Leaia baentschiana, Leaia kliveriana (123953) Estheria limbata, Leaia baentschiana (123825)
Stephanian307.5 - 300.4Germany (Rheinlande) Leaia baentschiana (126164)