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By Tetsuro Hanai, Noriyuki Ikeya and Kunihiro Ishizaki (Eds.)

There are various aggressive works out there referring to evolutionary biology, yet this quantity is kind of unique in its idiographic element concentrating on Ostracoda seen from a variety of disciplines, a long time and environments. The publication bargains with quite a few strains of idiographic biology and palaeontology of Ostracoda and nomothetic trials focusing strongly on evolutionary biology. specific issues are morphology, biology, evolution, speciation, ecology, palaeoecology, deep sea fauna, biogeography, palaeobiogeography, biostratigraphy and exploration, all touching on Ostracoda. the decade has witnessed a magnificent renewal of curiosity within the research of Otracoda, quite within the evolutionary biology of Ostracoda, together with speciation. Ostracoda are specified, ranging in age from the Cambrian interval to trendy occasions with carapaces able to be preserved as fossils, offering quite a few strains of worthy facts concerning evolutionary tactics. greater than a hundred and twenty members from 20 nations assembled on the 9th overseas Symposium on Ostracoda and this booklet is a set of the entire papers awarded on the Symposium, plus chosen papers submitted via non-attending contributors. It offers a superb list of a lot pioneering learn and should be of curiosity to specalists in Ostracoda in addition to all earth and existence scientists eager about evolution. Its price is additional better by way of easy-to-use indexes of authors, localities and taxa.

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Contr. , 7, 1-238, 23 pls. - 1963. Bohrlocher bei Ostrakoden. Paluont. , 37, 283-291. R. 1969. Morphologie de l’attache de la furca chez les Cyprididae et son utilisation en systkmatique. W. ), Taxonomy, Morphology and Ecology of Recent Ostracoda, 168-193. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. ROSENFELD, A. and VESPER, B. 1977. The variability of sieve pores in Recent and fossil species of Cyprideis torosa (Jones, 1850) as an indicator for salinity and palaeosalinity. , , and DANIELOPOL, D. ), Aspects of Ecology and Zoogeography of Recent and Fossil Ostracoda, 55-67.

Kornicker (1969:119) explained that the hinge structure may be exterior, interior or both and the concept of distinguishing interior and exterior hinge structures might prove useful for classification. The upper and lower subdivision of the hinge structure that was described without any knowledge of its biological significance by myself (1957: 473) thus has a solid theoretical basis may be called the exterior and interior elements, respectively (Text-fig. 2). Indeed, it is possible to offer a description of characters even if little or nothing is initially known about their biological function.

At the Saalfelden symposium, Rosenfeld and Vesper (1976) showed the relationship between the form of the sieve pore and the salt concentration in water. At the Houston symposium, the secretion or excretion of a certain hydrophobic substance was suggested as the function of sieve pores by Keyser (1983: 654). Yet, Miiller’s old hypothesis that the sieve pores may be a light sensory organ, as is suggested by the distribution of underlying pigment cells in Loxoconcha stellifera, still needs to be reckoned with, but at this time in relation to the possibility of their being a thermoreceptor.

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