Taxonomy of Quaternary deep-sea ostracods from the western North Atlantic Ocean

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doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00888.x
Author(s): Yasuhara, Moriaki; Okahashi, Hisayo; Cronin, Thomas M.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, Washington, DC, United States
U. S. Geological Survey, United States
Volume Title: Palaeontology
Source: Palaeontology, 52(4), p.879-931. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of Palaeontological Association, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0031-0239 CODEN: PONTAD
Note: In English. 129 refs.; illus., incl. 22 plates, sketch map
Summary: Late Quaternary sediments from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 1055B, Carolina Slope, western North Atlantic (32°47.041' N, 76°17.179' W; 1798 m water depth) were examined for deep-sea ostracod taxonomy. A total of 13 933 specimens were picked from 207 samples and c. 120 species were identified. Among them, 87 species were included and illustrated in this paper. Twenty-eight new species are described. The new species are: Ambocythere sturgio, Argilloecia abba, Argilloecia caju, Argilloecia keigwini, Argilloecia robinwhatleyi, Aversovalva carolinensis, Bythoceratina willemvandenboldi, Bythocythere eugeneschornikovi, Chejudocythere tenuis, Cytheropteron aielloi, Cytheropteron demenocali, Cytheropteron didieae, Cytheropteron richarddinglei, Cytheropteron fugu, Cytheropteron guerneti, Cytheropteron richardbensoni, Eucytherura hazeli, Eucytherura mayressi, Eucytherura namericana, Eucytherura spinicorona, Posacythere hunti, Paracytherois bondi, Pedicythere atroposopetasi, Pedicythere kennettopetasi, Pedicythere klothopetasi, Pedicythere lachesisopetasi, Ruggieriella mcmanusi and Xestoleberis oppoae. Taxonomic revisions of several common species were made to reduce taxonomic uncertainty in the literature. This study provides a robust taxonomic baseline for application to palaeoceanographical reconstruction and biodiversity analyses in the deep and intermediate-depth environments of the North Atlantic Ocean. Abstract Copyright, The Palaeontological Association, 2009.
Year of Publication: 2009
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 10 Paleontology, Invertebrate; 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Arthropoda; Atlantic Ocean; Bairdiacea; Bairdiidae; Bairdiocopina; Bairdioidea; Bairdiomorpha; Bythocytheridae; Carolina Slope; Cenozoic; Cladocopina; Classification; Crustacea; Cypridocopina; Cytheracea; Cytherellidae; Cytherelloidea; Cytheridae; Cytherocopina; Cytheroidea; Cytheruridae; Deep-sea environment; Eucytheridae; Halocyprida; Invertebrata; Krithidae; Leg 172; Loxoconchidae; Mandibulata; Marine environment; Microfossils; Myodocopa; Myodocopida; New taxa; North Atlantic; Northwest Atlantic; ODP Site 1055; Ocean Drilling Program; Ostracoda; Paracytheridae; Paradoxostomatidae; Platycopida; Podocopa; Podocopida; Polycopidae; Polycopoidea; Pontocyprididae; Pontocypridoidea; Quaternary; Taxonomy; Trachyleberididae; Xestoleberididae
Coordinates: N324704 N324704 W0761711 W0761711
Record ID: 2010043524
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