PaleoDB taxon number: 290017
Full reference: D. J. Siveter, G. Tanaka, C. Farrell, M. J. Martin, D. J. Siveter and D. E. G. Briggs. 2014. Exceptionally preserved 450-million-year-old Ordovician ostracods with brood care. Current Biology 24:1-6
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: YPM 307300, a carapace (whole body including brood chamber). Its type locality is "Beecher's Trilobite Bed," Utica Shale, NY, which is in a Caradoc marine shale in the Utica Shale Formation of New York.
Ecology: planktonic suspension feeder-detritivore