Raw data from microCT tomography of Ausichicrinites zelenskyyi

Mariusz Salamon, Sreepat Jain, Tomasz Brachaniec, Piotr Duda, Bartosz Płachno & Przemyslaw Gorzelak
Fossil comatulids, referred to as feather stars, are mostly known from highly disarticulated specimens. A single isolated element (centrodorsal) has been the basis for taxonomic description of a vast majority of fossil comatulids. Here, we report a nearly complete, and thus extremely rare, comatulid from the Upper Jurassic (Tithonian) of the Blue Nile Basin in central western Ethiopia that provides a unique insight into the morphology of comatulid arms and cirri. It is assigned to...
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