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Data from: Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean

Citation

Yasuhara, Moriaki et al. (2015), Data from: Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.r2170

Abstract

Taxonomic revision of deep-sea Ostracoda from the Arctic Ocean was conducted to reduce taxonomic uncertainty that will improve our understanding of species’ecology, biogeography and relationship to faunas from other deep-sea regions. Fifteen genera and 40 species were examined and (re-)illustrated with high-resolution scanning electron microscopy images, covering most of known deep-sea species in the central Arctic Ocean. Seven new species are described: Bythoceratina lomonosovensis n. sp., Cytheropteron parahamatum n. sp.,Cytheropteron lanceae n. sp.,Cytheropteron irizukii n. sp., Pedicythere arctica n. sp.,Cluthia whatleyi n. sp.,Krithe hunti n. sp. This study provides a robust taxonomic baseline for application to paleoceanographical reconstruction and biodiversity analyses in this climatically sensitive region.

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Arctic Ocean