Glyphodiscus magnificus, Mah, 2005

Mah, Christopher, 2005, A phylogeny of Iconaster and Glyphodiscus (Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Valvatida, Goniasteridae) with descriptions of four new species, Zoosystema 27 (1), pp. 137-161: 147

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5392847

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5469135

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F287F6-FFFB-FF9A-5ECB-B42BFD00F954

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Marcus

scientific name

Glyphodiscus magnificus
status

n. sp.

Glyphodiscus magnificus   n. sp.

( Fig. 3 View FIG A-C)

HOLOTYPE. — Palau. CRECH 146, Mutremdiu 2, Palau, 7°16.41’N, 134°31.43’E, 162 m, 29.III.2001, specimen wet, R = 7.5 cm, r = 2.6 cm ( CASIZ 168012). GoogleMaps  

PARATYPES. — New Caledonia. BATHUS 1, stn CP 701, 20°57.5’S, 165°35.9’E, 302-335 m, 18.III.1993, 1 dry specimen, R = 4.1 cm, r = 1.5 cm ( MNHN EcAs 11682). — MUSORSTOM 4, stn DW 186, 19°07’S, 163°30’E, 190 m, 19.IX.1985, 1 dry specimen, R = 2.5 cm, r = 1.1 cm ( MNHN EcAs 11684). — MUSORSTOM 4, stn DW 185, 19°06’S, 163°29’E, 230 m, 18.IX.1985, 7 dry specimens, R = 2.2 cm, r = 0.8 cm, R = 2.4 cm, r = 1.0 cm, R = 2.6 cm, r = 1.0 cm, R = 2.7 cm, r = 1.1 cm, R = 3.4 cm, r = 1.5 cm, R = 3.6 cm, r = 1.8 cm, R = 3.8 cm, r = 1.6 cm ( MNHN EcAs 11683). — SMIB 5, 250 m, 13.IX.1989, rocks, 3 dry specimens, R = 2.4 cm, r = 1.0 cm, R = 2.7 cm, r = 1.1 cm, R = 2.9 cm, r = 1.2 cm ( MNHN EcAs 11692). — SMIB 5, stn DW 90, 22°19.1’S, 168°41.6’E, 310-340 m 13.IX.1989, 1 dry specimen, R = 2.7 cm, r = 1.2 cm ( MNHN EcAs 11693).

Vanuatu. MUSORSTOM 8, stn CP 970, 20°19’S, 169°53’E, 252-310 m, 21.IX.1994, 1 dry specimen, R = 4.3 cm, r = 2.0 cm ( MNHN EcAs 11691).

ETYMOLOGY. — The descriptor magnificus   describes the magnificent and striking appearance of this species.

DISTRIBUTION. — New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Palau. 162- 335 m.

DIAGNOSIS. — A species with interradial marginal (supero- and infero- series) plates bearing conical prominences extended from the plate. Furrow and subambulacral spines are flattened and nearly flush with the actinal surface.

APOMORPHY LIST. — 14, marginal cones ( Fig. 3A View FIG ). 20, subambulacral spines present ( Fig. 3C View FIG ). 21, subambulacral spines flattened ( Fig. 3C View FIG ).

DESCRIPTION

Body relatively flattened. Arms elongate. Interradial arcs broad-linear. Pedicellariae absent on abactinal surface and marginal plate series. Pedicellariae present on actinal surface.

Abactinal surface flat. Disk region stellate.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle