Hornibrook, N. de B. 1952 Tertiary and Recent marine Ostracoda of New Zealand : their origin, affinities, and distribution. Wellington: New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 18. 82 p.
Abstract: The introduction of micropalaeontological studies of New Zealand Cretaceous and Tertiary marine sedimentary rocks, along the lines developed by American oil geologists, opened in New Zealand a new field both for the Foraminifera and the Ostracoda. The present work is a basis for the use of the Ostracoda in New Zealand to supplement the evidence of the Foraminifera and Mollusca in general stratigraphic problems. New Zealand Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous marine sediments contain Ostracoda in abundance, and extended palaeontological study should result in a fairly complete account of the history and evolution of the group throughout later geological times. The marine fauna was found to consist of over two hundred species distributed amongst the families Punciidae, Cytherellidae, Cypridae, Bairdiidae, Cytheridae and Polycopidae (excluding the Cypridinidae). Since many of these were undescribed, the undertaking proved to be a large one and it was decided to confine the systematic part of this bulletin to the family Cytheridae. (auth/EB)