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  • Loriolaster gracilis LEHMANN, 1957


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    Taxonomy

    Brittle Star

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Echinodermata
    Class: Ophiuroidea
    Order: Cheiropterasteridae
    Family: Encrinasteridae
    Genus: Loriolaster
    Species: L. gracilis
    Author Citation LEHMANN, 1857

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Devonian
    Epoch: Early
    Age: Emsian (early)

    Stratigraphy

    Hunsrück Slate Group
    Kaub Formation
    Herrenberg Member

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 8cm

    Location

    Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
    Bundenbach
    Rhineland-Palatinate
    Germany

    Comments

    A slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder.

     

    Lit.:

    W.M. Lehmann. 1957. Die Asterozoen in den Dachschiefern des rheinischen Unterdevons. Abhandlungen des Hessischen Landesamtes für Bodenforschung 21:1-160



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    UtahFossilHunter

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    I don't collect a lot of echinoderms except occasional crinoids but I do have a soft spot for brittle stars. That's gorgeous:wub:

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