Just out | Species of Hollinella (Palaeocopida: Ostracoda: Crustacea) as stratigraphical indices of the Late Permian–Early Triassic post-extinction interval @ Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

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Members of the ostracod order Palaeocopida, except three very rare genera (Puncia, Manawa and Promanawa), disappeared from the stratigraphical record close to the Permian–Triassic boundary (PTB) event. Species of the genus Hollinella are often present just after the end-Palaeozoic mass extinction event, in latest Permian and earliest Triassic beds. They are among the last representatives of Palaeocopida, the typical Palaeozoic straight dorsal border ostracods. The Early Triassic species have been assigned by most authors to Hollinella tingi (Patte, 1935), but this assignment is incorrect. This species is present in the latest Permian and the earliest Triassic, and therefore is considered a biostratigraphical index fossil of the post-mass extinction interval. A revision of Hollinellaspecies from this interval is presented here. Three Hollinella species occur in the earliest Triassic: H. panxiensis Wang, 1978; H. magninoda Wang, 1978; and Hollinella (Hollinella) lungcamensis Crasquin sp. nov. The new species of the post-PTB event is present in strata exposed in the northern part of Vietnam. All three species of Hollinella cross the PTB and H. (H.) lungcamensis is characteristic of the post-extinction period (latest Changhsingian–earliest Induan).

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)