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  • New in Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology!

    Taxonomy of Deep-sea Trachyleberidid, Thaerocytherid, and Hemicytherid Genera (Ostracoda)
    Taxonomy of Deep-sea Trachyleberidid, Thaerocytherid, and Hemicytherid Genera (Ostracoda)
    Moriaki Yasuhara, Gene Hunt, Hisayo Okahashi, Simone N. Brandão (Author)

    Ostracods! There are so many and they've been around quite a while.

    This systematic revision of three ostracod families (Crustacea) covering most of the Cenozoic genera provides a robust taxonomic baseline for deep-sea ostracod-based paleoceanographic, paleoecological, and macroevolutionary research. Examined for this work were ~700 present-day and fossil specimens (of 177 species from 47 genera) from the major world oceans. Five genera and 45 species are newly described, and emended concepts are proposed for several genera to stabilize their taxonomy.

  • New Zoology pub!

    A Revision of the New World Species of Paralimna Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae)
    A Revision of the New World Species of Paralimna Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae)
    Rosaly Ale-Rocha, Wayne Mathis (Author)

    Time flies when having fun, and these flies piqued the interest of Smithsonian scholars, who describe new species and sort out the taxonomy. Download the book to learn more.

  • New Contributions to Paleobilogy publication!

    Pulsating Patches: History and Analyses of Spatial, Seasonal, and Yearly Distribution of Living Benthic Foraminifera
    Pulsating Patches: History and Analyses of Spatial, Seasonal, and Yearly Distribution of Living Benthic Foraminifera
    Martin A. Buzas, Lee-Ann C. Hayek, Jennifer A. Jett, Sherry A. Reed (Author)

    Within habitats the density of most organisms varies spatially and temporally. Patches are defined as density differences between stations. Pulses

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