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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
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Branchiopoda
Superordo: Sarsostraca
Ordo: Anostraca
Subordo: Anostracina

Familia: Tanymastigidae
Genus: Tanymastix
Species: T. stagnalis –

Tanymastix is a genus of anostracan crustaceans, characterised by their lenticular (lentil-shaped) eggs.[1] It comprises three species. Tanymastix stagnalis has a wide distribution across Europe and North Africa. T. motasi is endemic to Romania and North Macedonia, while T. stellae was endemic to Sardinia.[2] The type locality of T. stellae has since been destroyed and the species is believed to be extinct; reports of T. stellae surviving on Corsica have not been confirmed, despite repeated attempts.[2]

A. Thiéry & T. Calvière (2004). "Volume 2: fiches espèces". In P. Grillas; P. Gauthier; N. Yavercovski & C. Perennou (eds.). Les mares temporaires méditerranéennes (PDF) (in French). Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat. pp. 90–92. ISBN 2-910368-49-1.
Valerio Ketmaier; Rita Mandatori; Elvira De Matthaeis & Graziella Mura (2005). "Molecular systematics and phylogeography in the fairy shrimp Tanymastix stagnalis based on mitochondrial DNA". Journal of Zoology. 266 (4): 401–410. doi:10.1017/S0952836905007041.


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