An exceptionally well preserved new species of ostracod (Crustacea) with soft parts in Baltic amber

2016-01-11T09:17:03Z (GMT) by Frank Friedrich Dietmar Keyser
<div><p></p><p>A well-preserved ostracod in Baltic amber has been analysed with noninvasive methods by synchrotron radiation. A micro-tomographic image stack was prepared. The appendages are visualised as images and drawings are based on photographs of different images planes provided. The result is a description of a new species, <i>Cypria kempfi</i>, from the Eocene of Northern Germany. The way the fossilisation of this aquatic animal may have occurred is discussed. The possible ecological preferences of the species are considered.</p></div>