Totiglobus, an Unusual New Edrioasteroid from the Middle Cambrian of Nevada
|Title||Totiglobus, an Unusual New Edrioasteroid from the Middle Cambrian of Nevada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1978|
|Authors||Bell, BM, Sprinkle, J|
|Journal||Journal of Paleontology|
A new and unusual edrioasteroid, Totiglobus nimius n. gen., n. sp., from the Middle Cambrian Chisholm Shale, eastern Nevada, is the earliest representative of the order Edrioasterida. Totiglobus has a fully plated aboral surface which suggests this is a primitive trait within the class. It has a large basal discoidal structure which was probably used for attachment.