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: Ian Boomer (University of Birmingham)
Secretary: Vincent Perrier (University of Leicester)

Ostracod Links

RCMNS Interim Colloquium 2015 – Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateways (Neogene to present)

RSMNS 2015 featured image 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

Photo comp 2015 featured photo

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

EOM-Logo

8th European Ostracod Meeting, July 21st-30th 2015, Estonia

The 8th European Ostracod Meeting will be hosted in Estonia, between July 21-30, 2015. The Read more

Annual General Meeting 2014

TMS AGM 2014: “Microfossil phylogenies and their applications” Wednesday 19th – Thursday 20th of November 2014, Read more

Ostracod Field Meeting 17-18th May 2014

The next field meeting of the TMS ostracod group will take place next spring (weekend Read more

Ostracod Group Talks Meeting – 6th October 2012

The Ostracod Group of TMS will be holding a talks meeting at the University of Read more

TMS Dorset Fieldtrip

Dear Colleagues, Tides have forced us to retime the Dorset Fieldtrip until after Easter, and Read more