The non-marine ostracod fauna from pools of Mount Carmel (Israel) is described. Fourteen species were identified, and 4 of these were found for the first time in Israel: Ilyocypris divisa Klie, Heterocypris bosniaca Petkovski et al., Eucypris cf. inflata Sars, and Psychrodromus olivaceus (Brady and Norman). Taxonomic notes on several rare species are given and a subjective list of synonymies of the circum-Mediterranean species of Heterocypris is discussed. A sexual population of Ilyocypris inermis is reported on here for the first time.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Karel Wouters, Isa Schön (Brussels), and two anonymous referees read the manuscript and suggested useful improvements. Claudine Behen and Julien Cillis (Brussels) inked the drawings and assisted with the scanning electron micrographs, respectively. We thank Nir Engert for logistical help. L.B. and S.S.S. were supported by US-Israel Binational Science Foundation grant 95-305, awarded to L.B. and J.E. Cohen. Giampaolo Rossetti (Parma) greatly assisted with some Italian literature.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology