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ABSTRACT Segmental podocytes are reported for the first time to occur in the basal part of the pereiopods of different harpacticoid copepod species. In yet another species, segmental podocytes lie in the pleural folds, but also in closest vicinity to the pereiopods. The ultrastructure of these cells resembles not only that of other Crustacea (Isopoda, Cephalocarida, Decapoda), but also that of podocytes of the crustacean maxillary gland, as well as that of the nephrocytes of the Insecta. These results, together with the confirmation that the segmentally arranged so-called "nephrocytes" in the Bathynellacea (Syncarida) are in fact podocytes, support the view of a crustacean ancestor with segmental nephridial organs.


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