Geosciences 2012, 2(3), 147-156; doi:10.3390/geosciences2030147
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Bythocythere solisdeus n. sp. and Cytheropteron eleonorae n. sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the Early Pleistocene Bathyal Sediments of Cape Milazzo (NE, Sicily)

Palaeoecological Research Group, Earth Science Section, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Science, Catania University, Corso Italia, 55, Catania 95129, Italy
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 19 June 2012 / Accepted: 29 June 2012 / Published: 9 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Paleontology and Geo/Biological Evolution)
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Abstract: Two new fossil species of Ostracoda belonging to the genus Bythocythere Sars, 1866, Bythocythere solisdeus n. sp. and to the genus Cytheropteron Sars, 1866, Cytheropteron eleonorae n. sp. are described. The specimens come from the upper silty sand layers of the Globorotalia truncatulinoides excelsa Zone (“Sicilian” stage), cropping out in “Cala S. Antonino” along the western side of the Cape Milazzo Peninsula (NE Sicily). Both species belong to a typical Bathyal ostracod association characterized by very low temperatures.
Keywords: marine ostracods; new species; Early Pleistocene; bathyal; Sicily

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Sciuto, F. Bythocythere solisdeus n. sp. and Cytheropteron eleonorae n. sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the Early Pleistocene Bathyal Sediments of Cape Milazzo (NE, Sicily). Geosciences 2012, 2, 147-156.

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Sciuto F. Bythocythere solisdeus n. sp. and Cytheropteron eleonorae n. sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the Early Pleistocene Bathyal Sediments of Cape Milazzo (NE, Sicily). Geosciences. 2012; 2(3):147-156.

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Sciuto, Francesco. 2012. "Bythocythere solisdeus n. sp. and Cytheropteron eleonorae n. sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from the Early Pleistocene Bathyal Sediments of Cape Milazzo (NE, Sicily)." Geosciences 2, no. 3: 147-156.

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