Late Quaternary deep-sea ostracod taxonomy of the eastern North Atlantic Ocean

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doi: 10.1144/jmpaleo2013-022
Author(s): Yasuhara, Moriaki; Okahashi, Hisayo
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Hong Kong, School of Biological Sciences, Hong Kong, China
Volume Title: Journal of Micropalaeontology
Source: Journal of Micropalaeontology, 34(1), p.21-49. Publisher: British Micropalaeontological Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0262-821X
Note: In English. 142 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary: Taxonomic revision and re-evaluation of the eastern North Atlantic deep-sea ostracods are conducted based on late Quaternary sediments from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 982A, Rockall Plateau, eastern North Atlantic. Twenty-one genera and 51 species were examined and (re-)illustrated with high-resolution scanning electron microscopy images. Six new species are described: Polycope lunaris, Argilloecia labri, Bythoceratina nuda, Cytheropteron colesoabyssorum, Cytheropteron colesopunctatum and Cytheropteron paramediotumidum. Excellent fossil ostracod preservation in this sediment core enabled us to provide a robust taxonomic baseline of the eastern North Atlantic deep-sea ostracods for application to palaeoceanographical, palaeoecological and biogeographical studies.
Year of Publication: 2015
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 10 Paleontology, Invertebrate; Argilloecia labri; Arthropoda; Atlantic Ocean; Bythoceratina nuda; Cenozoic; Crustacea; Cytheropteron; Deep-sea environment; Electron microscopy data; Faunal list; Faunal studies; Invertebrata; Leg 162; Mandibulata; Marine environment; Microfossils; Morphology; New taxa; North Atlantic; ODP Site 982; Ocean Drilling Program; Ostracoda; Paleoenvironment; Pleistocene; Polycope lunaris; Quaternary; Rockall Bank; SEM data; Taxonomy; Upper Pleistocene
Coordinates: N573100 N573100 W0155200 W0155200
Record ID: 2015021921
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