maxillipedal somite
(Subclass Mystacocarida):
According to interpretation dividing body into cephalon, maxillipedal segment, and thoracoabdomen, one-segment tagma bearing maxillipeds. May also be considered as belonging to cephalon or thorax [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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  • somite — A body segment, especially of the abdomen [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. Body segment, as in abdominal somites 1 6 [Poore, 2004]. Body segment, especially of the abdomen [Butler, T.H.]. Division of body (head, thorax, abdomen) with exoskeleton… …   Crustacea glossary

  • thorax — Anteriormost division of the crustacean trunk [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Middle body region of eight somites bearing maxillipeds and pereopods [Poore, 2004]. see Cephalothorax [Butler, T.H.]. Tagma between cephalon and abdomen comprising anterior …   Crustacea glossary

  • toothed furrow — (Subclass Mystacocarida): Pair of elongate, toothed depressions, one in dorsolateral surface of each thoracoabdominal somite, in maxillipedal somite (maxillipedal lateral toothed furrow), and in posterior region of cephalon (maxillary lateral… …   Crustacea glossary

  • trunk — Postcephalic portion of body. (Syn. thorax) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Postcephalic portion of body [McLaughlin, 1980]. The postcephalic body of a crustacean, sometimes divisible into an anterior thorax and posterior abdomen [Brusca and Brusca …   Crustacea glossary

  • cephalon — A term that refers to the head of a crustacean [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Anterior region of the body bearing the antennules, antennae, eyes, mandibles, maxillules, and maxillae [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Anteriormost tagma, bearing eyes, mouth,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • tagma — Major division of body (e.g., head, thorax, abdomen), each composed of varying number of somites. (Pl. tagmata) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Major division of body (e.g., head, thorax, abdomen), each composed of varying number of somites [Moore and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • thoracoabdomen — (Subclass Mystacocarida): According to interpretation dividing body into cephalon, maxillipedal somite, and thoracoabdomen, tagma including last nine somites as well as telson and caudal furca. First four thoracoabdominal somites bear appendages… …   Crustacea glossary

  • pereon — Anterior portion of trunk with thoracopods, exclusive of maxillipedal somites and appendages. (Syn. paraeon, pereion) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Term referring to the free (unfused) thoracomeres posterior to the maxilliped bearing thoracomeres in… …   Crustacea glossary

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