In spite of early work by Daday (1903) and by Sars (1903a, b), the Recent and sub-Recent non-marine ostracod faunas of NW China remain poorly known. There is only little information included in later works, which have tended to focus on fossil Tertiary and Quaternary ostracods (e.g. Sun et al., 1999), rather than on Recent or sub-Recent taxa, although Yu & Martens (1997) have presented a very preliminary checklist for China as a whole.

In an attempt to improve this situation, this note reports on ostracods collected from the largest ‘freshwater’ lake of NW...

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