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Volume 34, Issue 2 (Jun 2013)

First record of catacrinid crinoid from the Lower Permian of Spitsbergen

Przemysław Gorzelak / Błażej Błażejowski / Alfred Uchman
  • Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, ul. Oleandry 2a, 30−063 Kraków, Poland
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Published Online: 2013-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/popore-2013-0010


An early Permian (late Artinskian-Roadian) cladid crinoid (Catacrinidae gen. et sp. indet.) is reported for the first time from the Vøringen Member of the Kapp Starostin Formation of Spitsbergen. The specimen is partly articulated and preserves a considerable part of its stalk and a complete cup, but only the proximal portions of its arms. Thus, it can− not be identified with any degree of certainty at the generic level. Despite this, our finding is important as it constitutes one of the youngest records of catacrinid crinoids to date and con− siderably extends the palaeogeographic distribution of this group.

Keywords: Arctic; Svalbard; crinoid; Permian

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