maxillipeds
Appendages of the fused first three thoracomeres that have been incorporated into the head as additional mouthparts [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
Fourth to sixth pair of mouthparts (or sixth to eighth pairs of appendages) [Ingle, 1983].
Most posterior pair of mouthparts, derived from first pair of thoracic appendages [Holdich and Jones, 1983].
Paired appendages modified for feeding on 1st, up to 3rd, thoracic somites, usually fused to cephalon [McLaughlin, 1980].
There are three pairs of maxillipeds borne on the first three segments of the thorax; all three pairs are included in the mouthparts. Maxillipeds are biramous and bear epipods (Fig. 3) [Warner, 1977].

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