The pitfalls of extrapolating modern depth ranges to fossil assemblages: new insights from Middle Jurassic brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from Switzerland

@article{Thuy2012ThePO,
  title={The pitfalls of extrapolating modern depth ranges to fossil assemblages: new insights from Middle Jurassic brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from Switzerland},
  author={Ben Thuy and Christian A. Meyer},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Palaeontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={132},
  pages={5-21}
}
  • B. Thuy, C. Meyer
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Swiss Journal of Palaeontology
Depth reconstruction based on the extrapolation to fossil assemblages of present-day depth ranges of closely related groups is one of the most widely used approaches in palaeobathymetry. Here, we assess the ophiuroid fauna of the Bajocian to Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) Hauptrogenstein Formation and coeval formations in Switzerland with respect to the depth ranges of extant members of the groups identified. In addition to previously known taxa, we describe three new species, one assignable to… 
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