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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Spelaeogriphacea
Familia: Spelaeogriphidae

Spelaeogriphacea Gordon, 1957

Type genus: Spelaeogriphus Gordon, 1957

Gordon, I. 1957. On Spelaeogriphus, a new cavernicolous crustacean from South Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 5: 31–47. BHL Reference page.
Gutu, M. (1998). Spelaeogriphacea and Mictacea (partim) suborders of a new order, Cosinzeneacea (Crustacea, Peracarida). Trav. Mus. Hist. Nat. 'Grigore Antipa' 40: 121–129
Jaume, D. 2008: Global diversity of spelaeogriphaceans & thermosbaenaceans (Crustacea; Spelaeogriphacea & Thermosbaenacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia, 595: 219–224.

Vernacular names
中文: 洞虾目

Spelaeogriphacea is an order of crustaceans that grow to no more than 10 millimetres (0.39 in). Little is known about the ecology of the order.[1]

Only four species, all subterranean, have been described. Of the three genera, Potiicoara is known only from a cave in Brazil's Mato Grosso, Spelaeogriphus only from a cave on Table Mountain in South Africa, and the two Mangkurtu species only from individual Australian aquifers.[1] This widely separated distribution implies an early origin for the group, hypothesised as emerging at least 200 million years ago in the Tethys Sea around Gondwana.[1]

The fossil species Acadiocaris novascotica is also considered to belong to the Spelaeogriphacea.[2]

D. Jaume (2008). "Global diversity of spelaeogriphaceans & thermosbaenaceans (Crustacea; Spelaeogriphacea & Thermosbaenacea) in freshwater". Hydrobiologia. 595 (1): 219–224. doi:10.1007/s10750-007-9017-1. hdl:10261/103495. S2CID 24614871.
Shen Yan-bin, Rod S. Taylor & Frederick R. Schram (1998). "New spelaeogriphacean (Crustacea: Peracarida) from the Upper Jurassic of China". Contributions to Zoology. 68 (1): 19–36. doi:10.1163/18759866-06801002.


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