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Ferrantia, Volume 19: Ostracoda

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Series: Ferrantia - Travaux Scientifiques du MNHN Volume: 19

By: Claude Meisch(Author), Nico W Broodbakker(Author), Trajan Petkovski(Author), Karel Wouters(Author), Koen Martens(Author)

79 pages, b/w photos, b/w line drawings, b/w distribution maps

Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Luxembourg

Paperback | Jan 1993 | #215478
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Language: English with bilingual abstracts in English and French

Ostracoda contains the following 3 papers:

Claude Meisch & Nico W. Broodbakker: Freshwater Ostracoda (Crustacea) collected by Prof. J.H. Stock on the Canary and Cape Verde islands. With an annotated checklist of the freshwater Ostracoda of the Azores, Madeira, the Canary, the Selvagens and Cape Verde islands
The authors report on freshwater Ostracoda collected by Prof. J.H. Stock from 1985 to 1988 on the Canary and Cabo Verde islands. A list of species and localities (mostly wells, several springs and other habitats) is provided. The collection includes 8 species, which, except for Sarscypridopsis lanzarotensis (Mallwitz, 1984) and Pseudocandona albicans (Brady, 1864), are all known from the nearby African continent. The small number of species collected is most certainly due to the ecological uniformity of the stations investigated. The taxonomy, ecology and geographic   distribution of several species are discussed. Plesiocypridopsis aldabrae (G.W. Miiller, 1898) is considered to be synonymous with Plesiocypridopsis newtoni (Brady & Robertson, 1870). An annotated checklist of the freshwater Ostracoda fauna of the Azores, Madeira, the Canary and Cape Verde islands is given, as well as a brief biogeographic discussion.

Trajan K. Petkovski, Claude Meisch & Karel Wouters: Taxonomic revision of the freshwater Ostracoda species Cypridopsis lusatica Schafer, 1943 (Crustacea)
The Recent freshwater ostracod species Cypridopsis lusatica Schafer, 1943 belonging to the Podocopida-Cypridoidea-Cyprididae is redescribed and its taxonomic status is revised. Cypridopsis brincki Petkovslci, 1963 and Cypridopsis bamberi Henderson, 1986 are shown to be junior synonyms of Cypridopsis lusatica. The taxonomic relations with Cypridopsis brevisetosa Klie, 1943 are discussed. It is suggested that Cypridopsis Lusatica is presently undergoing an evolutionary process of reduction of the swimming setae of the antennae, a process which results from the passage of a swimming to a crawling mode of life. At present, the species is known from eastern Germany, northern France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Macedonia (former Yugoslavia), the Azores and Madeira. Cypridopsis Lusatica is herein first recorded from France and Italy.

Koen Martens: The ostracod fauna of the old Lake Hula (Israel) (Crustacea, Ostracoda)
The old collections of the Lake Hula region, taken immediately before (1933-1945) and immediately after (1962-1968) the drainage of the lake, provide a relatively rich ostracod fauna and the preliminary identifications of these  specimens are here reported. Twenty species are found: six genera and eight species are new to the fauna of Israel. None of the species are particularly rare except perhaps Stenocypris werneri DADA Y, originally described from pools near the River Nile, which is here transferred to the genus Parastenocypris. Relying on the present data, it does not appear that any endemic ostracod species occurred in the old Lake Hula.

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