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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2011, Article ID 128528, 47 pages
Review Article

Review and Catalog of the Ostracode Family Rutidermatidae (Crustacea: Myodocopa)

1Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA
2Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 5F2, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

Received 31 January 2011; Accepted 17 March 2011

Academic Editors: A. Arslan and V. Ketmaier

Copyright © 2011 Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cohen and Kornicker (1987) presented a catalog of species of the Rutidermatidae that had been published prior to March 1986. The present contribution includes one additional subfamily, one additional genus, and twelve additional species (one new) and, also, keys to subfamilies, genera, and species, illustrations of carapaces, tables giving characteristics of appendages, and maps showing distribution of species.