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E. Triass. Caligellidae L. Sil. - Tourn. 2. Schematic morphological evolution of the Fusulinina and Lagenina from the Allogromiina. Figures are not to scale. Not all superfamilies and families discussed in the text are shown on this ﬁgure and not all superfamilies names are given (for reasons of simplicity and clarity). Family Archaesphaeridae Malakhova, 1966 The representatives of this family mainly have one or more globular to elongate chamber(s), with a test with no apparent aperture. Late Silurian to Early Permian.
However, as for all creatures, larger more specialised forms cannot as easily survive the development of adverse conditions, or adapt as easily to a different mode of life. They are therefore the ﬁrst ones to become extinct. However, the nascent characteristics still exist in the genes of more primitive forms, and when a niche is re-colonized the old morphological features may reappear. Genotypical convergence gives rise to forms similar to the extinct ones, but with slight or major structural variations, such as the folded septa in the fusiform fusulinines compared with the alveoles in the fusiform alveolinids (see Fig.
Sil. - E. Triass. Caligellidae L. Sil. - Tourn. 2. Schematic morphological evolution of the Fusulinina and Lagenina from the Allogromiina. Figures are not to scale. Not all superfamilies and families discussed in the text are shown on this ﬁgure and not all superfamilies names are given (for reasons of simplicity and clarity). Family Archaesphaeridae Malakhova, 1966 The representatives of this family mainly have one or more globular to elongate chamber(s), with a test with no apparent aperture.