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Type: Article
Published: 2012-12-12
Page range: 101–110
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An Early Permian crinoid fauna from Crete*

School of Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A.
Crinoidea Echinodermata. New taxa Greece Palaeozoic


Early Permian crinoids are reported from a small cape at Bali, north central Crete, Greece. The specimens have undergone low-grade metamorphism, but are moderately well preserved. At the generic level the fauna shows greatest affinity with North American faunas and secondarily with Timor faunas. This is the first Paleozoic crinoid fauna reported from Greece.

New taxa introduced are: Synbathocrinus cretensis n. sp., Apographiocrinus nodosus n. sp., Pyndaxocrinus granulatus n. sp., Protencrinus baliensis n. sp., and Artichthyocrinus koenigi n. sp.