Alternacantha dilionessa

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Alternacantha dilionessa, figs. 1-3.


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 dilionessa


Alternacantha dilionessa Thuy, 2013

ZooBank: FD230CAD-9C1E-4C38-B407-1EAB92E10F70
Fossil range: Jurassic; Kimmeridgian
Holotype: GZG.INV.78662
Type locality: Pointe du Chay near La Rochelle, France; Achilles Subzone, Cymodoce Zone, early Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic.
Paratypes: GZG.INV.78663, GZG.INV.78664, GZG.INV.78665, GZG.INV.78666, GZG.INV.78667 and GZG.INV.78668.
Etymology: from Latin diligere (to cherish) and "lioness", translating into lea in Latin. Refering to Lea Dagmar Numberger-Thuy, Ben Thuy's wife.



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