Palmula

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Palmula
Temporal range: JurassicCretaceous
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Rhizaria
Superphylum: Retaria
Phylum: Foraminifera
Order: Lagenina
Superfamily: Nodosariacea
Family: Vaginulinidae
Genus: Palmula
Lea, 1833

Palmula is an extinct genus of foraminifera which is known from a number of species found in rocks dating from near the beginning of the Jurassic to the end of the Cretaceous, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand.[1] A genus of polycotylid plesiosaur was named Palmula in 2007,[2] but because the name was already in use, the plesiosaur was renamed, becoming Palmulasaurus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Paleobiology Database: Palmula
  2. ^ Albright, L. B. III, D. D. Gillette, and A. L. Titus. 2007. Plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Tropic Shale of southern Utah: Part 2, Polycotylidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1):41-58.
  3. ^ Albright, L. B. III, D. D. Gillette, and A. L. Titus. 2007. Plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Tropic Shale of southern Utah, Part 2: Polycotylidae: replacement names for the preoccupied genus Palmula and the subfamily Palmulainae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(4):1051.