Left (top), right (center) and interior view of right valves of Cytherois fischeri, from Benson et al. (1961).

Belongs within: Cytherocopina.

Cytherois is a cosmopolitan genus of ostracods known from the Pleistocene to the present. Its species have a carapace with a relatively level ventral margin and no trace of a caudal process or posterodorsal sinuosity (Benson et al. 1961).

Cytherois Müller 1884NT02
|--C. fischeri (Sars 1866) [=Paradoxostoma fischeri; incl. *C. virens Müller 1884]BB61
|--C. arenicola Klie 1929DH86
|--C. bingoensis Okubo 1980NT02
|--C. carcinitica Marinov 1964DH86
|--C. frequens Müller 1894DH86
|--C. ikeyai Nakao & Tsukagoshi 2002NT02
|--C. incongruens Müller 1894DH86
|--C. minor Müller 1908DH86
|--C. pontica Marinov 1966DH86
|--C. pseudovitrea Dubowsky 1939DH86
| |--C. p. pseudovitreaDH86
| `--C. p. messambriensis Marinov 1964DH86
|--C. succinea Müller 1894DH86
|--C. tubipenisfera Hartmann 1974DH86
`--C. vitrea (Sars 1866)DH86

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BB61] Benson, R. H., J. M. Berdan, W. A. van den Bold, T. Hanai, I. Hessland, H. V. Howe, R. V. Kesling, S. A. Levinson, R. A. Reyment, R. C. Moore, H. W. Scott, R. H. Shaver, I. G. Sohn, L. E. Stover, F. M. Swain & P. C. Sylvester-Bradley. 1961. Systematic descriptions. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt Q. Arthropoda 3: Crustacea: Ostracoda pp. Q99–Q421. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press.

[DH86] Danielopol, D. L., & G. Hartmann. 1986. Ostracoda. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 265–294. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[NT02] Nakao, Y., & A. Tsukagoshi. 2002. Brackish-water Ostracoda (Crustacea) from the Obitsu River estuary, central Japan. Species Diversity 7 (1): 67–115.

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