Lapidaster mastodon

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Lapidaster mastodon, figs. 6-8.


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 mastodon


Lapidaster mastodon Thuy, 2013

Fossil range: Upper Jurassic; Oxfordian.

Holotype: GZG.INV.78517. Paratypes: GZG.INV.78518 and GZG.INV.78519.

Type locality: Plettenberg near Balingen, southern Germany; clay pockets between sponge associations in the lowest bed exposed at the quarry, Bimammatum Zone, Late Oxfordian, Late Jurassic.

Etymology: Named after the rockgroup Mastodon. (See Thuy, 2013. Note that Mastodon Cuvier, 1817 is also a synonym of Mammut, an extinct genus of mammals.)


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