The Recent distribution of the freshwater ostracod genus Zonocypris G. W. Müller, 1898 (type-species Zonocypris madagascariensisMüller, 1898) is restricted to Africa, Madagascar and, occasionally, the eastern Mediterranean (Turkey: Zonocypris inconspicuaSchafer, 1952; Zonocypris costata (Vávra, 1897); and pers. comm. K. Martens and O. Külköylüogˇlu).

In the Miocene, this genus has been reported from Morocco (Zonocypris maghrebinensisHelmdach, 1988) and in the Plio-Pleistocene, from India (Zonocypris costata, inBhatia & Khosla, 1967; Singh, 1977), Bulgaria (Zonocypris membranae membranae Livental, inSuzin 1956, and Zonocypris membranae quadricella Stancheva, in...

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