rotula


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rotula

(ˈrɒtjʊlə)
n
1. (Anatomy) the kneecap
2. (Anatomy) the elbow
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Other associated species in this zone include Asteriger in a rotula, Linderina, Medocia blayensis, Meghalayana indica and species of Peneroplis, Pyrgo, Quinqueloculina, Sphaero gypsina, Calcarina, Linderina, Operculina, Silvestriellatetraedra, Asterocyclina, Orbitolites, Glomalveolina, Nummulites, Discocyclina and some rotalids (Fig.
They were measured with a digital caliper to determine the dimensions in terms of their length and width, to determine whether the morphometric measurement of this sesamoid bone is more akin to a wheel (rotula) or to a plate (patella).
The zone is characterized by a prevalence of fresh-brackish diatoms up to 99% (mainly Aulacoseira granulata, Aulacoseira islandica, Fragilaria heidenii, Martyana martyi, Stephanodiscus rotula, Thalassiosira lacustris).