Muscle scars and systematic position of the Lower Palaeozoic limpets Archinacella and Barrandicella gen. n. (Mollusca)
The new genus Barrandicella is proposed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Joachim Barrande (1799-1883), with type species Archinacella ovata Barrande in Perner, 1903 from the Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian) of Bohemia. Barrandicella is interpreted as a gastropod (Mollusca) on the basis of a pair of well preserved muscle scars and associated tiny subsidiary scars located at the apex of the limpet shell. It lacks the dorsal band-like muscle scar characteristic of Archinacella and related genera but can be placed together with these in a revised Superfamily Archinacelloidea. No apparent link is perceived between the Archinacelloidea and the Patellogastropoda, currently widely viewed as the sister group of all other gastropods.
SNIP (Scopus, 2015): 0.700
IF (ISI, 2015): 1.326
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