Abstract

Dr. Bather submitted to me an asymmetrical sessile Cirripede (Verruca) which he found in the matrix of an example (L. 8) of the Echinoid Chelonechinus suvae from Suva, Fiji, described in the previous paper. This Cirripede was embedded with its base exposed, and this was completely surrounded by the impression of the outer surface of a series of the plates of the test of Chelonechinus. Therefore, there can be little doubt that the Cirripede was in life adherent to the test of the dead shell of the Echinoid, just as the Cretaceous Verruca prisca Bosquet has been found adherent to the test of the Echinoid Echinocorys scutata Leske.

This fossil Verruca evidently belongs to the Recent species V. capsula Hoek, which has been found at different places in the Malay Archipelago at depths ranging from 520–1301 meters.

Verruca capsula Hoek

(Plate 111)

Diagnosis. Shell somewhat depressed, with the base . . .

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