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This bibliography is an ongoing project to record the literature on Anostraca, Notostraca and Conchostraca. It was originally created by Dr. William D. Shepard at the Department of Biology California State University, Sacramento. It will never be complete in the sense that more is always being published. Also, there are many papers that are not represented, especially in the foreign literature. The list is particularly deficient in the literature of the Orient and the eastern Palearctic.Papers included herein are those that deal predominately with large branchiopods. Those papers that include large branchiopods only as part of a larger fauna or in describing ephemeral ecosystems in general are not included. There are a few exceptions here and there. The genus Artemia was originally included but the decision has been made to no longer add citations relating to Artemia. There are simply too many that refer to this genus. Additionally, there are two existing sources of Artemia citations: Littlepage and McGinley, 1965; and, Browne, Sorgeloos and Trotman, 1991.
I am willing to provide the time to maintain this database but I need your help. In particular I ask you, my colleagues, to assist me by contributing in the following ways. (1) I would like each phyllopod specialist reading this to send me a bibliographic list containing full citations to all of the works that you have published that are not covered herein. To my colleagues who publish in languages that do not use the Roman alphabet, it would greatly aid me if you could provide translations or transliterations of the citations in a European language that does use Roman characters (preferably English). (2) I would appreciate the opportunity to compare copies of manuscript bibliographies complied by other phyllopod workers. If you are able and willing to help out in this way, please send a copy of your bibliography. (3) I would also ask each of you to send me a reprint or photocopy of each of your new phyllopod papers soon after they are published. And it is hoped that users will report any corrections and typographic errors.
I have taken many of the following citations from the “Literature Cited” sections of published papers. As we all know, often there are errors made in citing works. Thus some of the citations I have included are inaccurate. Where I have had access to journals or reprints I have been able to check citations. However, I often do not have access to foreign journals and books. Thus, when I have found inconsistent citations, I have chosen to cite the more inclusive pagination. This will help get a full paper when using interlibrary loans. Other inconsistancies I have cited parenthetically.
Please feel free to use this bibliography in whatever way is useful to you. Please feel free to tell others about this bibliography.