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Article: A new Silurian echinoid genus from Scotland

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 16
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1973
Page(s): 651 663
Author(s): Porter M. Kier
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KIER, P. M. 1973. A new Silurian echinoid genus from Scotland. Palaeontology16, 4, 651–663.

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A new genus and species of echinoid, Aptilechinus caledonensis, is described from the Silurian (Llandovery) of Scotland. This species, the sixth known from the Silurian, is a flexible echinoid belonging to the family Lepido-centridae. It is unusual in having its largest spines attached to the ambulacra.
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