International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

ROVEACRINUS BERTHOUI NOV. SP., EARLY HAUTERIVIAN REPRESENTATIVE OF ROVEACRINIDAE (ROVEACRINIDA, CRINOIDEA) OF BUSOT (ALICANTE, SPAIN)

Pages: 101 - 107

Authors: BRUNO FERRE, BRUNO GRANIER

Abstract: A new roveacrinid microcrinoid, Roveacrinus berthoui nov. sp., is described from the Lower Hauterivian marly limestones at Busot (Alicante, SE Spain). It represents the first record of this family from pre-Albian strata, and as such, constitutes a major stratigraphic and taxonomic advance in our knowledge of this unusual fossil crinoid group.

Keywords: Cretaceous, Hauterivian, Spain, Alicante, Echinodermata, Roveacrinida, Roveacrinidae

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