Definition of Notostraca
1. Noun. Small freshwater crustaceans with a shield-shaped carapace.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Branchiopoda, Subclass Branchiopoda
Member holonyms: Family Triopidae, Triopidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Notostraca
Literary usage of Notostraca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"The second antennae are vestigial or absent in the notostraca; ... In female notostraca the limbs of the eleventh trunk somite are modified to form ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... notostraca, Conchostraca, involving a termination already appropriated to higher divisions of the Crustacean class, for which it ought to be reserved. i ..."
3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"Moreover, there appear to be significant differences in salt balance mechanisms among the notostraca. NEAR-ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT RECEPTION IN MALLARDS AND ..."