thaumatopsylloid
(Subclass Copepoda):
Copepods for which there is a significant difference in size between the fourth and the fifth thoracic somites of the adult (see also podoplean and gymnoplean) [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • gymnopleans — (Subclass Copepoda): Copepods on which the major body articulation of the adult, is between the sixth and the seventh thoracic somites; there is also a significant difference in size between these two somites (see also podoplean and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • podopleans — (Subclass Copepoda): Copepods on which the major body articulation of the adult is between the fifth and the sixth thoraic somites; often there is a significant difference in size between these two somites (see also thaumatopsylloid and… …   Crustacea glossary

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