Praecypridea: a new non-marine ostracod genus from the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of Europe, North and South America, and Africa

Benjamin Sames, Robin C. Whatley, Michael E. Schudack

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Abstract

The genus Praecypridea gen. nov. (Cypridoidea, Family Cyprideidae Martin, 1940) is described and thus far comprises four species: the type species Praecypridea acuticyatha (Schudack, 1998) comb. nov., Praecypridea postelongata (Oertli, 1957) comb. nov., Praecypridea suprajurassica (Mojon, Haddoumi & Charriere, 2009) comb. nov. and Praecypridea acuta (Moos, 1959 in Wicher, 1959) comb. nov. Representatives of the new genus have been described from the Middle to Late Jurassic of Europe, North America and Africa and the Early Cretaceous of South America, with other presumed representatives also occurring in the Early Cretaceous. Species of Praecypridea are considered to represent members of the ancestral lineage of the extinct genus Cypridea Bosquet, representatives of which flourished in non-marine habitats of latest Jurassic to Early Cretaceous age and account for the first period of abundance of the non-marine Cypridoidea. J. Micropalaeontol. 29(2): 163-176, December 2010.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-176
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Micropalaeontology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Ostracoda
  • non-marine
  • Middle-Late Jurrassic
  • early Cretaceous
  • systematics
  • Cyprideidae

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