Middle Triassic holothurians from northern Spain



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Title: Middle Triassic holothurians from northern Spain
Authors: Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Smith, Andrew B.
Gallemí, Jaume
Issue Date: Mar-1991
Keywords: Triàsic
Equinoderms fòssils
Cogombres de mar fòssils
56 - Paleontologia
Spatial coverage: Espanya
Península Ibèrica
Access to document: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/450073
Publisher: The Palaeontological Association
Extent: 28 p.
Abstract: An abundant fauna of well-preserved holothurians is described from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Collbato, northern Spain. Three new genera and species are represented, Strobilothyone rogenti, a heterothyonid, Monilipsolus mirabilis, a psolid, and Collbatothuria danieli an aspidochirote of uncertain familial affinities. A new subfamily, Monilipsolinae, is created for Monilipsolus. Holothurians had clearly achieved considerable diversity by the Middle Triassic; at least four of the six currently recognized orders were established by this time. Holothurians were also ecologically diverse by the Middle Triassic with epibenthic, deposit-feeding species, infaunal, suspension-feeding species and epifaunal, attached, suspension-feeding species all represented.
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