Late Turonian ophiuroids (Echinodermata) from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic

 

Authors: Štorc R, Žítt J

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 83, issue 2; pages: 123 - 140; Received 3 January 2008; Accepted in revised form 27 February 2008;

Keywords: Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea, Upper Cretaceous, taxonomy, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic,

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Abstract

Diverse ophiuroid faunules from the basal Teplice Formation, of Late Turonian age, exposed at Úpohlavy in the northwestern part of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, northwest Bohemia, are based on only dissociated lateral arm plates, vertebrae and some other skeletal elements of the disc. The material can be ascribed to ten species, including a new taxon named Stegophiura? nekvasilovae sp. nov. Three additional species are represented in the material but these are left in open nomenclature. Relative species abundance is evaluated and discussed.

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