Database Details : World Ostracoda Database

Full name: World Ostracoda Database NEW!
Short name: WoRMS Ostracoda
Version: 2017-09-01
Release date: 2017-09-01
Authors/editors: Brandão S.N. Angel M.V. Karanovic I. Perrier V. & Yasuhara M.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Ostracoda
English name of the group: Ostracods
Number of living species 6,293
Number of living infraspecific taxa 193
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 2,133
Number of common names: 6
Total number of names: 8,625
Abstract: The Recent or extant taxa from the World Ostracoda Database-World Register of Marine Species includes mostly marine species, and was data-mined from thousands of publications (see sources in WoRMS). Concerning the Recent non-marine Ostracoda, very few of the 2,000 species and approximately 200 genera of are included in the present data, because they have already been compiled by Martens et al. (2007). Concerning the high level classification (i.e., down to family level), we follow different authors. The Recent Podocopa classification mostly follows Horne et al. (2002), with two exceptions. First, we include Platycopida within the subclass Platycopa, while Horne et al. (2002) place it within Podocopa. Second, we place the superfamily Puncioidea (which includes a few Recent species) directly in the subclass Palaeocopa, while Horne et al (2002) include it within Subclass Podocopa, order Palaeocopida and Suborder Kirkbyocopina. The classification of Recent Myodocopa follows diverse classifications of Kornicker and collaborators (e.g. Kornicker et al., 2007). Horne, D.J., Cohen, A.C. & Martens, K. (2002). Taxonomy, morphology and biology of Quaternary and living Ostracoda. In: J. Holmes and A. Chivas (Eds), The Ostracoda. Applications in Quaternary Research. Geophysical Monograph. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, pp. 5-35. Kornicker, L.S., Iliffe, T.M. & Harrison-Nelson, E. (2007) Ostracoda (Myodocopa) from anchialine caves and ocean blue holes. Zootaxa 1565, 3-151. Martens, K., Schön, I., Meisch, C. & Horne, D.J. (2008) Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595, 185-193.
Organization: University of Hamburg, Germany; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/ostracoda
Bibliographic citation: Brandão S.N. Angel M.V. Karanovic I. Perrier V. & Yasuhara M. (2017). WoRMS Ostracoda: World Ostracoda Database (version 2017-09-01). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 29th September 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.