Cincta

Belongs within: Echinodermata. The Cincta are a Middle Cambrian group of non-pentamerous echinoderms, with a shape broadly reminiscent of a frying pan or a tennis racquet. The flattened theca bears an elongate, rigid stele; cinctans possibly lived with the stele angled into the sediment to anchor the animal in place. Characters (from Ubaghs 1967): Homalozoa… Continue reading Cincta

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