Victalimulus

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Victalimulus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Merostomata
Order: Xiphosura
Family: Limulidae
Genus: Victalimulus
Riek & Gill, 1971
Species: V. mcqueeni
Binomial name
Victalimulus mcqueeni
Riek & Gill, 1971

Victalimulus is an extinct genus of xiphosuran, or horseshoe crab, from Early Cretaceous beds in Koonwarra in eastern Victoria, Australia. The single species, V. mcqueeni, was discovered by James McQueen who was encouraged by Leon Costermans to take it to the Museum of Victoria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riek, E.F.; Gill, E.D. (1971). "A new xiphosuran genus from Lower Cretaceous freshwater sediments at Koonwarra, Victoria, Australia" (PDF). Palaeontology 14 (2): 206–10.