Contributed by Philippe Nicolleau, April 2009
|Distribution||Lower Jurassic, Pliensbachian (Domerian) of the High Atlas, Morocco.|
|Type||Masrouraster ouhouissi Vadet, Nicolleau & Reboul 2008, p. 16, by original designation.|
|Classification and/or Status||
|Remarks||Remarkably similar to Acrosaster from the Callovian, differing in having two to three primary tubercles on subambital interambulacral plates and in having perforate tubercles. Vadet et al. (2008) placed this as either an orthopsid or a pedinid, but as Brochechinus also has perforate tubercles, it is probably best grouped with Acrosaster as a primitive Glypticidae.
Vadet, A., Nicolleau, P. & Reboul, R. 2008. Masrouraster nov. gen. du Domerien de l'Atlas Marocain. Annales de la societe d'Histoire Naturelle du Boulonnais 6 (2), 15-17.