Kirkbyacea

Kirkbyacea

[‚kərk·bē′ās·ē·ə]
(paleontology)
A monomorphic superfamily of extinct ostracods in the suborder Beyrichicopina, all of which are reticulate.
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For instance, the characteristic features of the recent Punciacea (Ostracoda), like bracket teeth, narrow mesoplate, calcified inner lamella, and special sculpture elements such as the pseudofrill, evolved independently from each other in different lineages of the latest Permian Kirkbyacea, the forerunners of the Punciacea (Kozur 1993b).
Relation between Late Paleozoic Kirkbyacea and Cretaceous-Recent Punciacea (Ostracoda).