Alternacantha arges

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Alternacantha arges, figs. 1-2.


Taxonavigation: Ophiacanthina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida
Classis: Ophiuroidea
Subclasse: Myophiuroidea
Infraclasse: Metophiurida
Superordo: Ophintegrida
Ordo: Ophiacanthida
Subordo: Ophiacanthina

Familia: Ophiacanthidae
Genus: †Alternacantha
Species: †Alternacantha arges


Alternacantha arges Thuy, 2013

ZooBank: B1D9DEC0-8F10-4D8D-AAB0-15949F6DB8CA
Fossil range: Jurassic; Oxfordian
Holotype: NHMB M 610
Type locality: Raedersdorf, France; Humeralis Member, late Oxfordian, Late Jurassic.
Etymology: named after Arges, one of the three giant cyclopes in Greek mythology, in reference to the large size of the species in combination with the large dorsalmost spine articulation.



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