from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various minute, chiefly freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a bivalve carapace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many small crustaceans, of the class Ostracoda, that resemble shrimps enclosed in a bivalve shell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of the Ostracoda, an order of tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimplike body enclosed in a bivalve shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ostracode.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell
Lü et al. (2004) originally named this taxon Nemegtia, but that turned out to be preoccupied by an ostracod from the Nemegt Formation (shades of 'Ingenia').
Steve's microfossil search achieved success: he found a fossil ostracod!
The first act began in Japan fifty years ago, when Osamu Shimomura studied the self-luminous small crustacean ostracod Cypridina.
I bet a boy ostracod enjoys his "special long leg."
Very few ostracod species incubate their eggs within their body; most lay their eggs either singly or in groups on sediment or aquatic vegetation.
This implies that the conclusions of previous studies that sexed fossil ostracod carapaces from their morphology for example, Martens et al., 2003 may have been flawed.
Interestingly, only 3 males, in contrast to more than 600 females, of the new ostracod species were collected.
A paper by Smith et al.1 that came out in June 2006, and which I just had a chance to read, however, reported the finding of males in a new species of darwinuloid ostracod, Vestalenula cornelia, from Japan.
SNAIL'S TALES: An occasional male ostracod skip to main
The authors also mention an ostracod and an ant that can survive exposure to temperatures close to 50ºC.