Lapidaster caeloscopus

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Lapidaster caeloscopus, 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: †Lapidaster
Species: †Lapidaster caeloscopus


Lapidaster caeloscopus Thuy, 2013

ZooBank: C670AEE6-65DA-49F5-B098-A8E1E372063A
Fossil range: Lower Jurassic; Pliensbachian.
Holotype: NHMW 2012/0137/0005.
Type locality: Glasenbach Gorge, Austria; Hauptknollenbrekzie, late Sinemurian to early Pliensbachian, Early Jurassic.
Paratypes: NHMW 2012/0137/0006 and NHMW 2012/0137/0007.
Etymology: from the Latin caelum (sky) and scopus (target), in reference to the large, dorsally pointing, or “skygazing”, dorsalmost arm spine articulation in this species.



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