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 thaumatopsylloid) [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • urosome — In copepods, part of body behind major articulation marking posterior boundary of prosome; in amphipods, last three abdominal somites bearing modified appendages [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Limbless abdomen of some copepods [Brusca and Brusca,… …   Crustacea glossary

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