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The nature of Virgulinella Cushman, 1932 and the implications for its classification
Revets, S.A. (1991). The nature of Virgulinella Cushman, 1932 and the implications for its classification. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 21(4): 293-298. hdl.handle.net/10.2113/gsjfr.21.4.293
In: Journal of Foraminiferal Research. CUSHMAN FOUNDATION FORAMINIFERAL RES: Washington. ISSN 0096-1191 , more
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Abstract
    The presence of true ponticuli and very deep interlocular spaces receiving secondary lamination in Virgulinella pertusa (Reuss, 1861), the type species of Virgulinella, poses problems for its classification. Comparing these features with results and proposals made for the elphidiid taxa, the separate superfamily Virgulinellacea is proposed. The Virgulinellacea are seen as an isolated evolutionary experiment, probably originating in the Buliminacea.

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