New crinoids from Holy Cross Mountains
Devonian crinoids from Holy Cross Mountains, including a new species – Codiacrinus sevastopuloi, were described. The species name is in recognition of the paleontologist working on fossil crinoids – prof. George Sevastopulo who recently passed away. The fossils found are preserved as fragments of stems and, what is rare, cups and crowns. They indicate a rich diversity of crinoids in the Devonian of Holy Cross Mountains.
PUBLICATION: Ausich, W.I., Salamon, M.A., Płachno, B. J., Brachaniec, T., Krawczyński, W., Boczarowski, A., Paszcza, K., Łukowiak, M., Gorzelak, P. 2022. Unraveling the hidden paleobiodiversity of the Middle Devonian (Emsian) crinoids (Crinoidea, Echinodermata) from Poland. PeerJ 10:e12842 doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12842