Cypridinoidea is a superfamily of ostracodes. There are 257 species of Cypridinoidea, in 30 genera and 1 family. This superfamily has been around since the wenlock epoch. Individuals can grow to 32 mm.
Definition: Component found in mineralized skeletal tissue, (a specialized form of biogenic tissue in which the extracellular matrix is mineralized, and which functions in mechanical and structural support.)
Definition: Hard framework, internal or external, which supports and protects softer parts of plant, animal or unicellular organism, and to which muscles usually attach in animals, includes skeletons (derived from Lawrence, 2005).