The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andrew Smith, August 2011

Proacrolusia Poretskaya, 1974, p. 86

Distribution Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian), Kopet Dag
Name gender feminine
Type Proacrolusia kelatensis Poretskaya, 1974, p. 87, by original designation.
Species Included Only the type species
Classification and/or Status Stem group Atelostomata (disasteroids), Collyritidae

?subjective junior synonym of Cardiopelta Pomel, 1883
Remarks In one specimen genital plate 2 separates ocular plates II and IV, but most specimens assigned to this species have the standard collyritid disc.  The species was never illustrated except for the plating diagrams shown here.

Poreyskaya, E. S. 1974. [New echinoids from the Upper Oxfordian of the Kopetdag Range and on the problem of classification and phylogeny of the disasteroids]. Voprosy Stratigrafii 1, 85-91. [In Russian]