Ostracod "Living Fossils": New Finds in the Pacific

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Science  24 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3765, pp. 1005
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3765.1005


New ostracod "living fossils" have been discovered in samples of Recent marine sediment collected from several Pacific islands. The finds include a male anatomy having several primitive features which, in conjunction with primitive features in the shell, necessitate reconsideration of current opinions on the phylogeny of freshwater ostracods.