Bir·​ke·​nia | \ bərˈkēnēə \

Definition of Birkenia

: a genus (the type of the family Birkeniidae of the order Anaspida) of Upper Silurian ostracoderms having no cephalic armor and having the body covered with small scales

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History and Etymology for Birkenia

New Latin, from Birkenhead Burn, Lanark county, Scotland + New Latin -ia

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“Birkenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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