Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean

Micropaleontology
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Abstract

Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean was conducted to reduce taxonomic uncertainty that will improve our understanding of species ecology, biogeography and relationship to faunas from other deep-sea regions. Fifteen genera and 40 species were examined and (re-)illustrated with high-resolution scanning electron microscopy images, covering most of known deep-sea species in the central Arctic Ocean. Seven new species are described: Bythoceratina lomonosovensis n. sp., Cytheropteron parahamatum n. sp., Cytheropteron lanceae n. sp.,Cytheropteron irizukii n. sp., Pedicythere arctica n. sp., Cluthiawhatleyi n. sp., Krithe hunti n. sp. This study provides a robust taxonomic baseline for application to paleoceanographical reconstruction and biodiversity analyses in this climatically sensitive region.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean
Series title Micropaleontology
Volume 60
Issue 5
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Micropaleontology
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description 46 p.
First page 399
Last page 444
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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