The Micropalaeontological Society

Ostracod

Vargula hilgendorfii a recent myodocope ostracod from East Japan. This is an unusually large and strongly bioluminescent species also known as the sea-firefly or umi-hotaru (ウミホタル). In the first image limbs can be seen emerging from the carapace, the other images show a single cleaned carapace. Imaged by Vincent Perrier, Leicester University. Vargula hilgendorfii a recent myodocope ostracod from East Japan. This is an unusually large and strongly bioluminescent species also known as the sea-firefly or umi-hotaru (ウミホタル). In the first image limbs can be seen emerging from the carapace, the other images show a single cleaned carapace. Imaged by Vincent Perrier, Leicester University.

Chair: Vincent Perrier (University of Leicester)

Secretary: Anna March (Queen Mary University of London)

Ostracod Links

Microfossil Image Competition 2015

Microfossil-image-comp-2015 In 2014 The Micropalaeontological Society launched their first Microfossil Image Competition. Its outstanding success was Read more
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TMS AGM 2015, 16-17th November 2015, Liverpool

For further information, please contact TMSAGM2015@gmail.com Symposium organisers: Fabienne Marret-Davies, Alan Bowden and Kirsty Edgar. Read more

Strati 2015

Strati 2015, 19th – 23rd July, Austria

The Strati 2015 congress follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of Read more

Ostracod Group Meeting 2015, 20th March, London

An Ostracod Group meeting is to be held on Friday 20 March from 11am to Read more

Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE 2015

Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE seminar, 6-7th May 2015, Stavanger, Norway

A two day FORCE seminar will be organized within in the FORCE seminar program. This Read more

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RCMNS Interim Colloquium 2015 – Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateways (Neogene to present), 5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco.

5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco. The focus of this meeting is the Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway system, Read more

Lyell Meeting 2015 – Mud, Glorious Mud, and Why it is Important for the Fossil Record

The 2015 Lyell meeting, titled “Mud, Glorious Mud, and Why it is Important for the Read more

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TMS Photo Competition – 2015 Photo Calendar album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the photo competition for the 2015 calendar can be Read more

52 things trilogy

“52 things you should know about Palaeontology” book available

Agile-Libre have produced a series of books with short essays by well known exponents giving an Read more

Dinoflagellate Protoperidinium divergens and resting on it the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, recent specimens from a plankton sample from the Croatian Coast. Imaged by Luka Šupraha of Uppsala University, Sweden. ®©

TMS Photo Competition Winner – 2015 Photo Calendar now for sale

We had an excellent set of entries to the inaugural TMS photo competition. Thank you Read more