Tanycythere new genus and its significance for Jurassic ostracod diversity

Maria Cabral, Alan Lord, Ian Boomer, Isabel Loureiro, Heinz Malz

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The new genus Tanycythere (Crustacea, Ostracoda) is described from the Jurassic (Hettangian–Bathonian) of western and central Europe based on T. caudata new species, T. praecaudata praecaudata new subspecies, T. praecaudata parallela new subspecies, T. duartei new species, T. posteroelongata new species, and T. wattonensis new species. Another new species, T. procera, is described from the Lower Cretaceous (?Barremian). Recognition of a new genus comprising six new species and subspecies indicates that overall Jurassic and Early Cretaceous ostracod biodiversity is underestimated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-530
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Palaeontology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


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