Contributed by Andrew Smith, April 2008
[= Brissus inaequalis Forbes, 1846, p. 160, pl. 19, fig. 6.
=Brissopsis rana Forbes, 1846, p. 161, pl. 19, fig. 5.]
|Distribution||Upper Cretaceous, southern India.|
|Type||Syntype: BMNH E78530.|
|Classification and/or Status||A species of Brisaster.|
|Remarks||The syntype is too worn to preserve any details of tuberculation or fasciole pattern, and the plastron is damaged. However, numerous specimens from this region are avalable and some show the fasciole pattern. Most of Forbes's material came from the Pondicherri region and is Campanian-Maastrichtian in age.
Forbes, E. 1846. Report on the fossil invertebrata from southern India, collected by Mr. Kaye and Mr. Cunliffe. Transactions of the geological Society, London (2) 7, 97-174.