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Namibcypris costata Martens, 1992

Namibian candonid crustacean



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Namibocypris costata Martens, 1992 (orthographic error)


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Kaokoveld (southern), Namibia (northern)












Original scientific description:

Martens, K. (1992). On Namibcypris costata n.gen. n.sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Candoninae) from a spring in northern Namibia, with the description of a new tribe and and discussion on the classification of the Podocopina. Stygologia 7(1): 27-42.


Other references:

D. L. Danielopol, P. Marmonier, A. J. Boulton and G. Bonaduce. (1994). World subterranean ostracod biogeography: dispersal or vicariance. Hydrobiologia 287(1): 119-129. [Abstract]

Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group. (1996). Namibcypris costata. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 25 April 2011.


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