Abstract

Late Callovian (athleta Chronozone) age sediments of Pedrógão, west coast Portugal, yielded a low diversity ostracod assemblage with relatively little in common with coeval NW European assemblages except at the weak level of comparative (cf.) species identification. Five new marine species are described (Neurocythere multiforma sp. nov., Palaeocytheridea (Malzevia)? dorsocostata sp. nov., Praebythoceratina parascrobiculata sp. nov., Praeschuleridea lisensis sp. nov., Virgulacytheridea posteroacuminata sp. nov.) and three previously described non-marine species recorded that so far are indigenous to Portugal (Septacandona azeredae, Sinuocythere pedrogaensis, Theriosynoecum helmdachi). Ostracod taxonomic links to western Tethys are evident but weak. Calcareous nannofossil assemblages were analysed for biostratigraphical control.

Supplementary material: Sample data and raw ostracod counts are available at https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3271394.v1

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