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Exceptionally preserved ostracodes from a Middle Miocene palaeolake, California, USA

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Exceptionally well-preserved specimens of a new cypridid ostracode (Crustacea), Raepula ira sp. nov., are described from palaeolake sediments of the Middle Miocene Barstow Formation of the Mud Hills, southern California. This is only the second occurrence of exceptionally preserved ostracodes from the Miocene. Based on ages obtained from associated volcanic tuffs the palaeolake sediments were deposited between 16.3 and 15.8 Ma. The ostracodes form one element of a diverse lake community domin...

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10.1144/0016-76492009-178

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
167
Issue:
4
Pages:
817-825
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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ISSN:
0016-7649
URN:
uuid:ef7be2b6-2b56-4d53-b47b-e97fc937e3df
Source identifiers:
83056
Local pid:
pubs:83056
Language:
English

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