Barbierella (Bivalvia:Lucinacea) a tethyan relict species living in the Red Sea

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P. G. OLIVER
M. ABOU-ZEID
(1986)
Volume
32
Part
4
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221

The genus Barbierella is redefined and a new species is described. B. scitula n. sp. extends the stratigraphic and geographic ranges of the genus from the Eocene—Miocene of Europe to the Recent of the Red Sea. This suggests that Barbierella is of tethyan origin and that B. scitula is a relict of a once much more widespread genus.