Cluthia miocenica sp. nov. (Ostracoda) from the Middle Miocene of southern Poland (Central Paratethys)
Abstract. Cluthia miocenica sp. nov., the earliest known species of Cluthia Neale, 1973, is described from the upper part of the Middle Miocene (Upper Badenian) of south-east Poland. The occurrence of this species supports the hypothesis of climate cooling during Upper Badenian times in the Central Paratethys and suggests that this region was the birth place of the genus.