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Three stipple drawings of ostracodes

Ostracodes (Orthonotacythere sp.)
This interesting pen and ink stipple drawing, showing the soft-parts of an ostracode in three views, was prepared by Lawrence B. Isham under the direction of Richard H. Benson. Richard H. Benson (1929-2003) was a paleontologist, geologist and ostracode expert. After holding positions at the Illinois Geological Survey (1950-1955), the University of Kansas (1955-1962), and the U.S. Geological Survey (1963-1964), he became curator in the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, and remained at the museum until the time of his death in 2003.

The top and bottom views appear in Figure 1 of the publication below. The center illustration was not included. The 290 page volume in which this paper appears, along with papers by many ostracodes experts, was dedicated to Richard H. Benson, who died without seeing the final publication.

Publication
Benson, Richard H. 2003. A Biomechanical Theory of Ostracode Carapace Morphology. In Bridging the Gap: Trends in the Ostracode Biological and Geological Sciences. The Paleontological Society Papers, Vol. 9. Lisa E. Park and Alison J. Smith, Ed. pp. 89 - 95.

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