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Article: A new echinoid from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Kent

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 3
Part: 3
Publication Date: December 1960
Page(s): 260 264
Author(s): Raymond Casey
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CASEY, R. 1960. A new echinoid from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Kent. Palaeontology3, 3, 260–264.

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Holaster cantianus sp. nov. is a large holasterid of Lower Cretaceous (Lower Albian) age and is found in the Lower Greensand (Folkestone Beds) of the Folkestone neighbourhood of Kent. It is designated type species of a new subgenus, Labrotaxis, to which is also referred the Upper Albian-Cenomanian Holaster latissimus J. L. R. Agassiz. The diagnostic feature of Labrotaxis is the primitive condition of the meridosternous plastron.
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