New Ridged, Conical, Fissiculate Blastoid from the Permian of Timor

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Johnny A. Waters Ph.D., Professor: Invertebrate Paleontology (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Abstract: Permian rocks from the Indonesian island ofTimor contain an abundant and diverse pelatozoanechinoderm fauna that was extensively monographed inthe first half of the twentieth century. Recent collectionshave produced specimens of Corrugatobastus savilli, n.gen. n. sp., the first genus of blastoid described from Timorin 70 years. Corrugatoblastus savilli is a ridged andfurrowed, conical, fissiculate blastoid with a highly unusualthecal morphology mimicking a small, solitary, rugosecoral. We have placed C. savilli in the family Codasterida,although it has several morphological features that areunique when compared to other genera in the family and to other blastoid genera regardless of familial assignment.

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Sprinkle, James & Waters, Johnny(2013) New Ridged, Conical, Fissulate Blastoid From the Permian of Timor. Published by the Journal of Paleantology. record available at (http:// [DOI: 10.1666/13-002]
Language: English
Date: 2013
Conical, Fissiculate, Blastoid, Timor

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