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Title: Verruca punica, a new species of verrucomorph barnacle (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica) from the Lower Danian (Palaeocene) of Tunisia
Authors: Buckeridge, John S. ×
Jagt, John W.M.
Speijer, Robert #
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2008
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Series Title: Zootaxa vol:1844 pages:37-46
Abstract: The discovery of a near-complete shell wall of a small verrucid barnacle from the Lower Danian (Palaeocene) portion of
the El Haria Formation as exposed in the El Kef area (northwest Tunisia), permits its description as a new species with
characters that, although conforming primarily to Verruca sensu stricto, show some similarities to Altiverruca Pilsbry,
1916, a genus that is not yet known from the fossil record. The present material extends the known geographic distribution
of fossil verrucids, and constitutes one of the earliest species of Verruca to be documented subsequent to the Cretaceous/
Palaeogene (K/Pg) boundary mass extinction event.
ISSN: 1175-5326
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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