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Gagnon J (2022): Canadian Museum of Nature Crustacea Collection. v1.28. Canadian Museum of Nature. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_crustacea&v=1.28
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The primary geographic representation is North America (not exclusively), with emphasis on Canada, including Canadian Arctic. A large proportion of the taxa are marine (Northeast Pacific, Arctic and Northwest Atlantic).
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [2.811, -180], North East [83.026, -28.125]|
The Crustacea Collection contains strong taxonomic representation of the following large groups: Cladocera, Ostracoda, Copepoda, Amphipoda, Isopoda, Cumacea, Mysidacea, Euphausidea, and Decapoda. Amphipods are particularly well represented, following the field work and taxonomic research of Dr. Edward L. Bousfield.
|Class||Cladocera (water flea)|
|Order||Ostracoda, Amphipoda, Isopoda, Cumacea, Euphausiacea, Decapoda|
|Formation Period||late 1800"s to current|