Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater

  title={Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater},
  author={Koen Martens and Isa Sch{\"o}n and Claude Meisch and David J. Horne},
There are close to 2,000 subjective species and about 200 genera of Recent non-marine Ostracoda. Together, Cyprididae (1,000 spp.) and Candonidae (c. 550 spp.) represent more than 75% of the extant specific diversity; the remaining 11 families comprise the other 25% of the species. The Palaearctic region has the highest absolute non-marine ostracod diversity, followed by the Afrotropical. The Australian region has the highest relative endemicity. About 90% of the species and 60% of the genera… 

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Extant freshwater ostracodes (Crustacea: Ostracoda) from Lago Petén Itzá, Guatemala.

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Key Events in the Ecological Radiation of the Ostracoda

  • D. Horne
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2003
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