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  1. A new genus of ophiuroid, Luxaster n. gen., is described based on articulated skeletal remains preserved as external molds. The new genus belongs to the Paleozoic stem-group family Protasteridae. It includes two ...

    Authors: Peter Müller, Gerhard Hahn, Christian Franke and Ben Thuy

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:174

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  2. Diploporitans had subspherical thecae, which usually were attached to hard substrates either directly with an attachment disc at the base of their theca or with a stem and holdfast. After the death of the anim...

    Authors: Christian Klug, Alexander Pohle, Steffen Kiel and Björn Kröger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:173

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  3. The Triassic crinoid Encrinus aculeatus is described from a single bedding plane of uncertain Pelsonian or early Illyrian or (less probable) late Ladinian origin from Val Brembana (Alpi Orobie, Bergamo, Italy) ba...

    Authors: Hans Hagdorn, Fabrizio Berra and Andrea Tintori

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:170

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  4. Predation has been hypothesized as important to crinoid ecology, and numerous crinoid traits have been linked to predation. However, testing such hypotheses requires some assessment of predation intensity, or ...

    Authors: Tomasz K. Baumiller and Angela Stevenson

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:169

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  5. Late Paleozoic macroevolutionary crinoid faunas were dominated by dendrocrinids, replacing most of the camerata crinoids that had dominated the Early and Middle Paleozoic macroevolutionary crinoid faunas. Two ...

    Authors: Gary D. Webster

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:161

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  6. The association of Paleozoic crinoids and platyceratid gastropods has drawn the attention of paleontologists for nearly 200 years. It has been variably interpreted as predatory, commensalistic, mutualistic or ...

    Authors: Tomasz K. Baumiller and Forest J. Gahn

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:167

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  7. A small, albeit diverse, assemblage of dissociated ophiuroid ossicles, mostly lateral arm plates, from the upper Maastrichtian Peedee Formation temporarily (August 1998) exposed at North Myrtle Beach (Horry Co...

    Authors: Ben Thuy, Lea D. Numberger-Thuy and John W. M. Jagt

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:166

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  8. Actinometra blakei, originally described from a single specimen, was subsequently placed in synonymy, and has not been mentioned in print since 1931. This re-description was prompted by the collection of three ne...

    Authors: Charles G. Messing

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:165

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  9. A complete, but fractured and crushed, echinoid corona from early to middle Miocene of Sarawak, Malaysia, is described as a new species, Clypeaster sarawakensis nov. sp. Although similar to modern C. rarispinus, ...

    Authors: Morana Mihaljević and Alana J. Rosenblatt

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:164

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  10. Exceptionally well-preserved ossicles of xenomorphic stalked crinoids (Echinodermata) were found into the Late Ypresian clay of the Tuilerie de Gan (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, southwestern France). Three kinds of c...

    Authors: Didier Merle and Michel Roux

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:162

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  11. Cyrtocrinids are morphologically diverse crinoids of the Mesozoic, yet their origin and early evolution are still poorly understood. Here, we attempt to disentangle the early evolutionary history of the cyrtoc...

    Authors: Hans Hess and Ben Thuy

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:160

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  12. One of the characteristic features used to define the echinoderms is five-fold symmetry. The monobathrid camerate crinoid genus Amphoracrinus Austin normally has five arms, but an aberrant specimen from Salthill ...

    Authors: Andrew Tenny and Stephen K. Donovan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:163

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  13. The spines of echinoids are common palaeontological objects, but rarely supply more than this minimal information, because they are difficult to identify to genus or species. Some taxa, particularly cidaroids,...

    Authors: Stephen K. Donovan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:157

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  14. Stalked crinoids have long been considered sessile. In the 1980s, however, observations both in the field and of laboratory experiments proved that some of them (isocrinids) can actively relocate by crawling w...

    Authors: Krzysztof R. Brom, Kazumasa Oguri, Tatsuo Oji, Mariusz A. Salamon and Przemysław Gorzelak

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:158

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  15. The schizasterid echinoid genus Hypselaster Clark, 1917, is recorded for the first time from the Midawara Formation (Middle Eocene, Lutetian), which crops out east Maghagha area, east Nile Valley, Eastern Desert,...

    Authors: Atef A. Elattaar

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:156

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  16. Isolated bones and osteoderms of ankylosaurian dinosaurs recovered from Late Cretaceous sediments of northern Coahuila, northeastern Mexico, have been identified as remains of nodosaurids. Here, we summarize t...

    Authors: Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, Gerardo Carbot-Chanona, Iván E. Sanchez-Uribe and José Rubén Guzmán-Gutiérrez

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:153

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  17. Large, denuded tests of holasteroid echinoids were robust benthic islands in the Late Cretaceous seas of northwest Europe. A test of Hemipneustes striatoradiatus (Leske) from the Nekum Member (Maastricht Formatio...

    Authors: Stephen K. Donovan and John W. M. Jagt

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:151

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  18. The Alpstein (northeastern Switzerland) has yielded a relatively high diversity of Cretaceous macrofossils. Here, new discoveries of invertebrate fossils from a new locality of the early to late Albian age in ...

    Authors: Amane Tajika, Karl Tschanz and Christian Klug

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:152

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  19. Trombonicrinus (col.) hanshessi gen. et sp. nov. is a crinoid species of unusual morphology and is based solely on the stem. It comes from the (probably Lower) Devonian of Tafraoute, Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco...

    Authors: Stephen K. Donovan, Johnny A. Waters and Mark S. Pankowski

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:149

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  20. In the northern Swiss Plateau and Jura Mountains, non marine Paleogene and Neogene deposits of the Swiss Molasse Basin or linked to the Upper Rhine Graben are examined in detail. The Late Eocene (Middle–Late P...

    Authors: Pierre-Olivier Mojon, Eric De Kaenel, Daniel Kälin, Damien Becker, Claudius Marius Pirkenseer, Gaëtan Rauber, Karl Ramseyer, Bernhard Hostettler and Marc Weidmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:145

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  21. Substrate is a poor ichnotaxobase, yet it has been widely used for distinguishing the clavate (club-shaped) borings commonly produced by bivalves. A chert nodule from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco encloses t...

    Authors: Stephen K. Donovan and Timothy A. M. Ewin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2018 137:146

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  22. Ichnotaxobases that provide internally consistent classification schemes for trace fossils such as burrows and borings include general form, branching, orientation, ornamentation, internal structure and fill, ...

    Authors: Stephen K. Donovan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 137:142

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  23. Unusually well-preserved fenestrate bryozoans have been identified in Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) building stones in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Specimens in adjacent properties presumably came from the ...

    Authors: Stephen K. Donovan and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 137:141

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  24. Studies of global palaeoecology through time usually ignore regional details. Such regional studies on palaeoecology are required to better understand both regional- and global-scale palaeoecolgical changes. W...

    Authors: Amane Tajika, Peter Kürsteiner and Christian Klug

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 137:140

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  25. Platychelys oberndorferi is a stem pleurodire from the Late Jurassic of Europe. The majority of informative specimens originate from the Late Jurassic (late Kimmeridgian) Turtle Limestone...

    Authors: Patrick M. Sullivan and Walter G. Joyce

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:136

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  26. Precise biostratigraphic dating of the Tojeira Formation (Late Jurassic, Early Kimmeridgian) of the Montejunto section of west-central Portugal, which has yielded important planktonic foraminiferal assemblages...

    Authors: Holly E. Turner, Felix M. Gradstein, Andy S. Gale and David K. Watkins

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:137

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  27. The stratigraphy, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography are outlined for two genera and ten species of Jurassic planktonic foraminifera described in Gradstein et al. (Swiss J Palaeontol 2017. doi:

    Authors: Felix Gradstein, Andrew Gale, Ludmila Kopaevich, Anna Waskowska, Algimantas Grigelis, Larisa Glinskikh and Ágnes Görög

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:132

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  28. Planktonic foraminifera originated in late Early Jurassic and, for reasons poorly understood, only underwent proliferation of species and geographic spreading from mid-Cretaceous onwards. Their evolutionary de...

    Authors: Felix Gradstein, Ludmila Kopaevich and Michael Knappertsbusch

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:133

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  29. The taxonomy is modernized and updated for Jurassic planktonic foraminifera using all available literature and stratigraphic series of sediment samples from Canada, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Poland, Lithu...

    Authors: Felix Gradstein, Andrew Gale, Ludmila Kopaevich, Anna Waskowska, Algimantas Grigelis and Larisa Glinskikh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:131

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  30. The studies presented in this special issue describe and evaluate otoliths in situ in 18 species of extinct Paratethyan fishes, 17 from Sarmatian, and one from Karaganian deposits. Together with previously des...

    Authors: Werner Schwarzhans and Giorgio Carnevale

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:126

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  31. A attachment structure, attributable to the sphaeronitid diploporitan Finitiporus boardmani Frest and Strimple, is documented herein from a hardground surface within the well-known middle Silurian (Wenlock) Massi...

    Authors: James R. Thomka and Carlton E. Brett

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2017 136:129

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  32. Two relatively small tridactyl tracks from the Middle Jurassic Xintiangou Formation of northeastern Sichuan are assigned to cf. Anomoepus based on low length/width and anterior triangle ratios, and a relatively s...

    Authors: Lida Xing, Martin G. Lockley, Yongdong Wang, Mike S. Pole, Hendrik Klein, Guangzhao Peng, Xiaoping Xie, Guoquan Zhang, Chuntao Deng and Michael E. Burns

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2016 136:123

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  33. Comatulid feather stars are rare fossils in the Early Jurassic, providing only patchy insights into the early evolution of the group. Here, we describe new finds of comatulids from the late Pliensbachian to la...

    Authors: Hans Hess and Ben Thuy

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2016 136:122

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  34. Karaganops is established as a new fossil genus of the family Clupeidae, subfamily Clupeinae, to encompass the nominal species Sardinella perrata Daniltshenko 1970 from the Karaganian of ...

    Authors: Eugenia M. Baykina and Werner W. Schwarzhans

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2016 136:115

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  35. Several well-preserved otoliths were extracted from four slabs containing fish specimens of Atherina suchovi. Atherina suchovi is one of the five Atherina species recorded from the Middle Miocene of the Central a...

    Authors: Werner Schwarzhans, Giorgio Carnevale, Alexandre F. Bannikov, Sanja Japundžić and Katarina Bradić

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 2016 136:111

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