Special Issue Article
A new species of Siluraster (echinodermata: Asteroidea) from the Late Ordovician of North Wales
Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Special Issue: Early Palaeozoic ecosystems, environments and evolution
Volume 46, Issue 5, pages 427–433, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Botting, J. P., Appleton, P., Muir, L. A., Malpas, J. and Riddington, K. (2011), A new species of Siluraster (echinodermata: Asteroidea) from the Late Ordovician of North Wales. Geol. J., 46: 427–433. doi: 10.1002/gj.1284
- Issue online: 25 AUG 2011
- Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAY 2010
A new species of starfish, Siluraster caemorensis sp. nov., is described from a loose block of probably the Bryn Siltstone Formation or Teirw Siltstone Formation (Caradocian) from near Glyn Ceiriog, on the north side of the Berwyn Range, North Wales. The species is similar to Siluraster perfectus from Bohemia and indicates that there may have been closer faunal links between the areas than are generally suggested. It is separated from known Welsh species of similar age by relatively subtle structural details that are not invariably preserved. This suggests that there is a higher diversity of asterozoan species in the Late Ordovician of Wales than has previously been recognized. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.