Löser, 2008, p. 280

Hexasmiliopsis Löser, 2008, p. 280 is a junior synonym (available and invalid), see Adkinsella Wells, 1933, p. 39.

It should be noted that, in a recent work (Loeser, 2016, p. 378-379), the genus Hexasmiliopsis is presented in a most misleading way: 1) only images of its juvenile stage are figured, a fact that is not mentioned is this work; 2) neither mentioned is the fact that the adult stage of this genus differs significantly from its juvenile stage in that, e.g., both a more prominent septum and apophysal developments are generally absent in its adult stage (see Loeser, 2008, Figs. 3A-D). Furthermore, in contrast to the diagnosis given in Loeser (2016, p. 379), both endothecal dissepiments and lonsdaleoid septa are present (see Loeser, 2008, Figs. 3C, E-F; Loeser, p. 379, Fig. H17a). Wile the presence of endothecal dissepiments was also mentioned in the original description in Loeser (2008, p. 280), this information was changed in Loeser (2016, p. 379: “Endotheca absent”), providing incorrect information.

Type Species

Hexasmiliopsis saldanai Löser, 2008, p. 281, figs. 2-4; Original Designation Löser, 2008, p. 280

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Not Traced; Unknown

Type Locality: Lower Aptian of Spain.

The holotype of the type species is housed at MGSB (Barcelona) under 73821.


  • Southern Europe; Early Cretaceous

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