Definition of phyllopod in English:
A branchiopod crustacean.
- The phyllopod bed is therefore exceptional for possessing both typical fossil bearing characteristics and unusual soft tissue preservation.
- Nonmarine occurrences of Rusophycus-like bilobed resting traces, widely recorded from Devonian to Permian subaqueous deposits, were probably produced by notostracan or phyllopod crustaceans.
- Classified as phyllopods due to the leaf-like appearance of their legs, fairy shrimps ‘bloom’ in mineral-rich temporary ponds, reaching ridiculously dense concentrations.
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