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Ophiurites eocaenus Leriche, 1931 (Ophiuroidea, Eocene, NW Belgium) revisited
Jagt, J.W.M. (1990). Ophiurites eocaenus Leriche, 1931 (Ophiuroidea, Eocene, NW Belgium) revisited. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 60: 151-160
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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    Echinodcrmata, Ophiuroidea, Eocene, systematics, comparisons, stratigraphy, Echinodermes, Ophiures, Eocène, Systématique, Comparaisons, Stratigraphie.

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  • Jagt, J.W.M.

Abstract
    The ophiuroid species Ophiurites eocaenus LERICHE, 1931 from Eocene ("Paniselian") strata in northwestern Belgium is redescribed on the basis of the four specimens that constitute the type lot from Zeebrugge and two additional specimens on a slab recently collected from the beach near Cadzand (province of Zeeland, The Netherlands), some 15 km north of Zeebrugge. Details of disc and arm plating are better preserved in the Cadzand specimens than in the type lot. The species cannot be assigned to Stegophiura MATSUMOTO, 1915; it is here tentatively referred to Ophiozona LYMAN, 1865 and compared with other Tertiary species from NW Europe and elsewhere. Some remarks on the stratigraphic provenance of this species are added.

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