A taxonomic superfamily.
The Superfamily Cypridoidea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (6): Candonidae · Cyprididae · Cypridopsidae · Ilyocyprididae · Notodromadidae · Oncocyprididae
Candonidae is a family of ostracods, containing around 25% of all known species of freshwater ostracods. Around 75% of genera in the family are endemic to a single zoogeographic region. It contains more than 500 species, of which more than 300 are endemic to the Palaearctic ecozone. [more]
Cyprididae is "the most diverse group of freshwater ostracods". It contains 1000 species, which represents 50% of the known species of freshwater ostracods (other speciose families include Candonidae, with 25%, and Limnocytheridae, with 10%). Around 60% of genera in the family are endemic to a single zoogeographic region. The family contains 25 subfamilies, and is most diverse in the Afrotropic ecozone, with over 300 species in 45 genera. [more]
More info about the Family Oncocyprididae may be found here.
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