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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: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Isopoda
Cladus: Scutocoxifera
Subordo: Valvifera
Familiae: Antarcturidae - Arcturidae - Arcturididae - Austrarcturellidae - Chaetiliidae - Holidoteidae - Holognathidae - Idoteidae - Pseudidotheidae - Rectarcturidae - Thermoarcturidae - Xenarcturidae


Poore, G.C.B. 2001: Isopoda Valvifera: diagnoses and relationships of the families. Journal of crustacean biology, 21: 213–238. DOI: 10.1651/0278-0372(2001)021[0205:IVDARO]2.0.CO;2
Poore, G.C.B. 2015. Thermoarcturidae, a new crustacean family of three genera (Isopoda: Valvifera). Zootaxa 4007(3): 409–418. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4007.3.7. Preview (PDF) Reference page.

Vernacular names
中文: 瓣尾水虱亚目

The Valvifera are marine isopod crustaceans. Valviferans are distinguished, however, by the flat, valve-like uropods which hinge laterally and fold inward beneath the rear part of their bodies, covering the pleopods.[1] Some species are omnivorous, and serve as effective scavengers in the economy of the sea. Eleven families are recognised:[2]

Antarcturidae Poore, 2001 (17 genera)
Arcturidae Dana, 1849 (14 genera)
Arcturididae Poore, 2001 (one genus)
Austrarcturellidae Poore & Bardsley, 1992 (five genera)
Chaetiliidae Dana, 1849 (13 genera)
Holidoteidae Wägele, 1989 (three genera)
Holognathidae Thomson, 1904 (five genera)
Idoteidae Samouelle, 1819 (22 genera)
Pseudidotheidae Ohlin, 1901 (one genus)
Rectarcturidae Poore, 2001 (one genus)
Xenarcturidae Sheppard, 1957 (one genus)


J. K. Lowry (1999). "Valvifera (Isopoda, Peracarida, Malacostraca)". Crustacea, the Higher Taxa: Description, Identification, and Information Retrieval. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
Schotte M, Boyko CB, Bruce NL, Poore GC, Taiti S, Wilson GD, eds. (2012). "Valvifera". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 24, 2012.


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