Cythereis mesa: Methusalem or Lazarus?

A. Honigstein, F. Hirsch, A. Rosenfeld, A. Flexer

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Two subspecies of the ostracode Cythereis mesa Honigstein, which were reported from the Late Santonian - Campanian strata in Israel, reoccur in Early Paleocene sediments after disappearence lasting the whole Maastrichtian stage. Evolutionary strategies, explaining this pehnomen, like heterochrony, iteration (Lazarus-effect), migration and exceptional survival (Methusalem-effect), are discussed. The possibility of redeposition can be excluded. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1993


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