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  • proper noun A taxonomic subclass within the class Maxillopoda — the barnacles and related crustaceans.


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  • Future analyses are needed to determine whether the most recent common ancestor of the Thecostraca was free-living or some primitive form of ectoparasite.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2009

  • The Thecostraca are arguably the most morphologically and biologically variable group within the Crustacea, including both suspension feeders (Cirripedia: Thoracica and Acrothoracica) and parasitic forms (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala, Ascothoracida and Facetotecta).

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2009

  • The better resolved and highly supported DNA maximum likelihood and morphological-DNA Bayesian analysis trees depicted the main phylogenetic relationships within the Thecostraca as (Facetotecta,

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2009


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