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Volume 10, issue 2
J. Micropalaeontol., 10, 227–233, 1991
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.10.2.227
© Author(s) 1991. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Micropalaeontol., 10, 227–233, 1991
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.10.2.227
© Author(s) 1991. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  01 Dec 1991

01 Dec 1991

Lower Eocene Ostracods from the Rusayl Shale Formation of Oman

Michael C. Keen1 and Andrew Racey2 Michael C. Keen and Andrew Racey
  • 1Dept of Geology and Applied Geology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K
  • 2The Geochem Group, Chester Street, Chester CH4 8RD, U.K

Abstract. A small fauna of ostracods is described from the Early Eocene of the Rusayl Shale of northern Oman. The fauna is dominated by Neocyprideis rusaylensis sp. nov., forming 95% of the ostracods. The other species present are Stigmatocythere siddiquii sp. nov., Krithe sp. and Paracypris sp. None of these taxa has been previously recorded, but there is a close resemblance to the fauna described from the upper part of the Lower Eocene of Pakistan. The fauna indicates restricted conditions, probably of fluctuating salinities in coastal lagoons, which were often hypersaline.

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