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Verruca punica, a new species of verrucomorph barnacle (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica) from the Lower Danian (Palaeocene) of Tunisia
Buckeridge, J.S.; Jagt, J.W.M.; Speijer, R.P. (2008). Verruca punica, a new species of verrucomorph barnacle (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica) from the Lower Danian (Palaeocene) of Tunisia. Zootaxa 1844: 37-46
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Keywords
    Thoracica [WoRMS]; Verruca Schumacher, 1817 [WoRMS]; Verrucomorpha [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Barnacles, Verrucomorpha, Verruca, Tunisia, Danian, new species

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  • Buckeridge, J.S.
  • Jagt, J.W.M.
  • Speijer, R.P., more

Abstract
    The discovery of a near-complete shell wall of a small verrucid barnacle from the Lower Danian (Palaeocene) portion ofthe El Haria Formation as exposed in the El Kef area (northwest Tunisia), permits its description as a new species withcharacters 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.

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