ostracod ostracod


  • (n) tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans with a shrimp-like body enclosed in a bivalve shell



  • 450-Million-Year-Old Marine Creatures 'Babysat' Their Young

    The oldest fossil evidence of animal "babysitting" now comes from 450-million-year-old rocks in New York. Small marine animals called ostracods, a group of crustaceans that includes more than 20,000 species living today, were discovered buried with their eggs and young by a team led by researchers from the University of Leicester in Britain. "This is a very rare and exciting find from the fossil ...
    on March 13, 2014     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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