Paleontological Journal

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 20–33

On the genus Auricullina Vassiljeva, 1998 and shell pores of the Cambrian helcionelloid mollusks

  • P. Yu. Parkhaev

DOI: 10.1134/S0031030106010035

Cite this article as:
Parkhaev, P.Y. Paleontol. J. (2006) 40: 20. doi:10.1134/S0031030106010035


The genus Auricullina Vassiljeva, 1998 and its type species A. papulosa Vassiljeva, 1998 are redescribed based on new well-preserved material, which allows me to revise the generic diagnosis and greatly add to the morphological characterization of the type species. A new species, A. granulosa sp. nov., is described from the Botomian of Australia. The synonymy of the taxa is improved. The morphology and function of shell pores in Cambrian univalved mollusks are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Yu. Parkhaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia