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Revision of Mesozoic Myodocopina (Ostracoda) and a new genus andspecies, Mesoleberis hollandica, from the Upper Cretaceous of Belgiumand The Netherlands
Kornicker, L.S.; Van Bakel, B.W.M.; Fraaije, R.H.B.; Jagt, J.W.M. (2006). Revision of Mesozoic Myodocopina (Ostracoda) and a new genus andspecies, Mesoleberis hollandica, from the Upper Cretaceous of Belgiumand The Netherlands. Zootaxa 1246: 15-54
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Keywords
    Maastrichtian; Myodocopida [WoRMS]; Ostracoda [WoRMS]; Belgium, Limburg [Marine Regions]; Netherlands, Limburg (Province); Marine
Author keywords
    Ostracoda; Myodocopida; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; The Netherlands; Belgium;new genus; new species

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  • Kornicker, L.S.
  • Van Bakel, B.W.M.
  • Fraaije, R.H.B.
  • Jagt, J.W.M.

Abstract
    Although Paleozoic strata have produced many ostracode fossils in the suborder Myodocopina, which are also abundant in today's seas, their record is extremely sparse in Mesozoic strata. A new genus and species of myodocopid, Mesoleberis hollandica, from the upper Maastrichtian ( Upper Cretaceous) of the southeast Netherlands and nearby Belgium is described herein. In addition, brief supplementary descriptions and illustrations are presented of other Myodocopina that have been reported from Mesozoic deposits; many of those species are referred to different genera, and six are placed in the category "species nomina dubia."

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