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Ostracod fauna associated with Cyprideis torosa; an overview

Anna Pint and Peter Frenzel
Ostracod fauna associated with Cyprideis torosa; an overview (in Thematic set; Cyprideis torosa, Anonymous)
Journal of Micropalaeontology (2016) 36 (1): 113-119


The ostracod Cyprideis torosa (Jones) tolerates a wide range of salinity from fresh to brackish water-transition to hyperhaline values. The species often dominates ostracod assemblages in oligohaline and hyperhaline waters. For a more precise determination of controlling ecological factors, mainly the salinity, the accompanying ostracod fauna needs to be investigated. In oligohaline inland water bodies of humid climates, C. torosa is associated with tolerant non-marine ostracods. In coastal lagoons the mostly very low-diversity ostracod assemblages are characterized by brackish taxa accompanying C. torosa. In saline lakes of arid climatic zones non-marine and brackish species occur together, but brackish ostracods frequently dominate the assemblages. Monospecific occurrences of C. torosa are realized mainly in hypersaline environments. Examples are given that represent typical ostracod taxa that co-occur with C. torosa.

ISSN: 0262-821X
EISSN: 2041-4978
Serial Title: Journal of Micropalaeontology
Serial Volume: 36
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Ostracod fauna associated with Cyprideis torosa; an overview
Title: Thematic set; Cyprideis torosa
Author(s): Pint, AnnaFrenzel, Peter
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: Universitaet zu Koeln, Institute of Geography, Koln, Germany
Pages: 113-119
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: British Micropalaeontological Society, London, United Kingdom
References: 32
Accession Number: 2017-006375
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, sketch map
N40°04'00" - N40°04'00", W119°34'00" - W119°34'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, DEU, Germany
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2022, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201705
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