The Palaeocopida have been considered as an entirely Palaeozoic group and their disappearance as a marker for the Palaeozoic–Mesozoic boundary. Despite this, 11 Palaeocopida species have been recorded in the Early Triassic. New data obtained in southwestern Taurus at the Permian– Triassic section of Çürük daǧ, permit an assessment of this problem. This paper synthesizes the data on lowermost Triassic ostracodes and revises the youngest Palaecopida occurrences. A new Early Triassic Palaeocopida species is described (Reviya curukensis n. sp.).
- Received April 29, 2003.
- Accepted January 23, 2004.
- © 2004 The Micropalaeontological Society