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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Marine Sciences

First Advisor

Edmund H. Smith

First Committee Member

John S. Tucker

Second Committee Member

M. Dale Arvey


This paper is concerned with the description of two new ostracod species, and the discussion of their affinities with other species in the subfamily Cytherinae. In this discussion reference is made to the morphological features of several genera. At this point it must be made clear that although the original type descriptions were used, the author has never seen the type specimens. Thus, all discussion is based on these original descriptions as well as on available supplementary material.