Sinosura portei Guillaume 1926 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Aplocomidae

Alternative combination: Ophiopeza portei

Synonym: Ophiolepis ranvillensis Porte 1927 [objective synonym]

Full reference: L. Guillaume. 1926. Ophiopeza Portei, Ophiure nouvelle du Bathonien supérieur de Ranville (Calvados). Compte Rendu Sommaire et Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 4(26):117-127

Belongs to Sinosura according to H. Hess and C. A. Meyer 2008

See also Cottreau 1929, Guillaume 1926, Porte 1927 and Porte 1927

Sister taxa: Sinosura brodiei, Sinosura extensa, Sinosura fasciata, Sinosura jasmundensis, Sinosura reicheli, Sinosura schneideri, Sinosura wolburgi

Type specimens:

  • Sinosura portei: Its type locality is Clay Lense, Ranville quarry, Calvados, which is in a Bathonian shallow subtidal claystone/limestone in France
  • Ophiolepis ranvillensis: Lectotype MNHN R62462.

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder


• Jurassic of France (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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