Ophioleviathan watsoni

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Ophioleviathan watsoni, figs. 1-4.


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: †Ophioleviathan
Species: †Ophioleviathan watsoni


Ophioleviathan watsoni Thuy, 2013

ZooBank: 657FB229-47E4-48F1-8913-9A83DD42AB05
Fossil range: Lower Jurassic; Pliensbachian.
Holotype: NHMW 2012/0137/0024.
Type locality: Glasenbach Gorge, Austria; Hauptknollenbrekzie, late Sinemurian to early Pliensbachian, Early Jurassic.
Paratypes: NHMW 2012/0137/0025, NHMW 2012/0137/0026 and NHMW 2012/0137/0027.
Etymology: named after Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.



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