A Pleistocene Ostracode Fauna From South Florida

Mervin Kontrovitz

Abstract


A Pleistocene ostracode fauna with 41 species was recovered from carbonate sediments that occur in Palm Beach County, Florida. The fauna is described and three new species are named; these are "Aurila" bellegladensis, Megacythere edwardsi and Hemicytherura vokesae. Ostracode occurrence data and petrological evidence indicate that the sediments were deposited under fully marine conditions at a water depth of from 0 to 23 meters and in a tropical or subtropical climate regime.

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