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pokemon kid
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Dubstep 2012 (DubToxic Mix) BLASTOID N MEGADROID
Published: 2011/03/13
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Trials of the Blood Dragon (OST) / Power Glove - Blastoid
Trials of the Blood Dragon (OST) / Power Glove - Blastoid
Published: 2016/06/14
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Kentucky Blastoids
Kentucky Blastoids
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BLASTOID "I Hate My Job"
BLASTOID "I Hate My Job"
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Blastoid Variant
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Charizard vs blastoid
Charizard vs blastoid
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Blastoids- Paleozoic Extinct Echinoderms
Blastoids- Paleozoic Extinct Echinoderms
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Blastoid-I hate my job
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Day 19 - Blastoid or Indolent?
Day 19 - Blastoid or Indolent?
Published: 2014/08/21
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Dubstep 2012 (Dubsgusting Mix) MEGADOID N BLASTOID
Dubstep 2012 (Dubsgusting Mix) MEGADOID N BLASTOID
Published: 2011/03/05
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Blastoid
Blastoid's Complete Guide to Dark Souls 3 PvP
Published: 2016/05/01
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Dillon and Kat Thrashing to BLASTOID!
Dillon and Kat Thrashing to BLASTOID!
Published: 2012/01/13
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1v1 Wagers w/ Blastoid Episode 1!!!
1v1 Wagers w/ Blastoid Episode 1!!!
Published: 2016/10/01
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blastoid
Published: 2017/05/07
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Blastoid Demo
Blastoid Demo
Published: 2015/11/28
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Blastoid, Gov. Rick Perry and Hasidic Jews at the same party!
Blastoid, Gov. Rick Perry and Hasidic Jews at the same party!
Published: 2011/09/26
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Madagascar The Game Soundtrack (HQ) - Marty
Madagascar The Game Soundtrack (HQ) - Marty's Escape |Super Space Blastoid|
Published: 2017/05/31
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Super Space Blastoid 1977
Super Space Blastoid 1977
Published: 2017/09/23
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Blastoid and domo meet
Blastoid and domo meet
Published: 2009/11/30
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Blastoid-Self sustained existence
Blastoid-Self sustained existence
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Blastoid - Self-Sustained Existence
Blastoid - Self-Sustained Existence
Published: 2013/03/18
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Madagascar The Game Music - Marty
Madagascar The Game Music - Marty's Escape ~Super Space Blastoid~
Published: 2014/07/06
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Phantasy Star II - Infinite Blastoid Grinding
Phantasy Star II - Infinite Blastoid Grinding
Published: 2014/02/23
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Mistah Bohze bLASToid mcgONagle Album Sampler 2012
Mistah Bohze bLASToid mcgONagle Album Sampler 2012
Published: 2012/01/19
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Unknown blastoid
Unknown blastoid
Published: 2014/08/06
Channel: Nidia Alvarez Armada
4-14-12 Blastoid- i hate my job
4-14-12 Blastoid- i hate my job
Published: 2012/04/16
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Blastoid @Whiskeys SB 11/28/12
Blastoid @Whiskeys SB 11/28/12
Published: 2012/12/22
Channel: Electric SEX Enterprises
3D digital reconstruction of the early post-metamorphic, Carboniferous blastoid (NIGP 163236)
3D digital reconstruction of the early post-metamorphic, Carboniferous blastoid (NIGP 163236)
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: DataDryad.org
BLASTOIDS FROM BELGIUM
BLASTOIDS FROM BELGIUM
Published: 2008/01/16
Channel: Asa Kaplan
4-14-12 Blastoid- all riot
4-14-12 Blastoid- all riot
Published: 2012/04/16
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Blastoid @Whiskeys SB 11/28/12
Blastoid @Whiskeys SB 11/28/12
Published: 2012/12/22
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dubstep 2012 dubtoxic mix blastoid n megadroid hi 38364
Published: 2012/11/24
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What does blastoid mean?
What does blastoid mean?
Published: 2015/08/02
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BLASTOID @billy o
BLASTOID @billy o's 12-23-11 "Santa Susana Meltdown"
Published: 2011/12/30
Channel: SprayCansAndJoints
blastoid the idiot trailer
blastoid the idiot trailer
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: um fã de HL 'Mike S.'
Blastoid-Booger sugar
Blastoid-Booger sugar
Published: 2012/03/05
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Blastoid vs  Charzard
Blastoid vs Charzard
Published: 2015/07/29
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Blastoid tin opening
Blastoid tin opening
Published: 2014/11/19
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Blastoid-"Blastoid" live 3-29-12 @ billy
Blastoid-"Blastoid" live 3-29-12 @ billy'os
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: SprayCansAndJoints
Blastoid-booger sugar live 3-29-12 ...live @ billy o
Blastoid-booger sugar live 3-29-12 ...live @ billy o's
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: SprayCansAndJoints
Mega charizar vs mega blastoid
Mega charizar vs mega blastoid
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: Humberto Oficial
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blastoids
Published: 2008/07/27
Channel: curtis yazzajr
LaLaByzZz Pres. [PLL]Blastoid Lightshow @ Utopia After Party 2010
LaLaByzZz Pres. [PLL]Blastoid Lightshow @ Utopia After Party 2010
Published: 2010/05/18
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TAO 2010 - Blastoid in the House (Edited)
TAO 2010 - Blastoid in the House (Edited)
Published: 2010/02/01
Channel: Ralfiedee
BLASTOID  Skate&thrash
BLASTOID Skate&thrash
Published: 2011/11/10
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Blastoid-choking on air ....live 3-29-12...@ billy o
Blastoid-choking on air ....live 3-29-12...@ billy o's
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: SprayCansAndJoints
blastoid the idiot ep 1
blastoid the idiot ep 1
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: um fã de HL 'Mike S.'
Blastoid - Yayo Nigga Rachi
Blastoid - Yayo Nigga Rachi
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Blastoids
Temporal range: Ordovician - Permian
Pentremites Glen Dean Fm KY.jpg
Pentremites godoni, a blastoid from the Lower Carboniferous of Illinois.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Blastozoa
Class: Blastoidea
Say, 1825
Orders

Fissiculata
Spiraculata
Incertae sedis:
Macurdablastus

"Blastoidea", from Ernst Haeckel's Art Forms of Nature, 1904

Blastoids (class Blastoidea) are an extinct type of stemmed echinoderm.[1] Often called sea buds, blastoid fossils look like small hickory nuts. They first appear, along with many other echinoderm classes, in the Ordovician period, and reached their greatest diversity in the Mississippian subperiod of the Carboniferous period. However, blastoids may have originated in the Cambrian. Blastoids persisted until their extinction at the end of Permian, about 250 million years ago. Although never as diverse as their contemporary relatives, the crinoids, blastoids are common fossils, especially in many Mississippian-age rocks.

Description[edit]

Like most echinoderms, blastoids were protected by a set of interlocking plates of calcium carbonate, which formed the main body, or theca. In life, the theca of a typical blastoid was attached to a stalk or column made up of stacked disc-shaped plates. The other end of the column was attached to the ocean floor by a holdfast, very much like stalked crinoids. The stalk was usually relatively short, and in some species, was absent, with the holdfast being attached directly to the base of the theca.

The mouth was located at the summit of the theca. Radiating like flower petals from the center were five food grooves, or ambulacra. Each ambulacrum had many long, thin, fine structures called brachioles, which were used to trap food particles and bring them to the mouth. Brachioles were delicate structures, and in fossils are not usually preserved in place. A series of five spiracle plates surrounded the star-shaped mouth, which included the anus, mouth and entrances to a set of five complex, folded respiratory organs known as hydrospires. These spiracles prevented mixing of the various fluids. Waste elimination was through the anispiracle, an opening formed by the fusing of anus and adjacent spiracles.

Pentremites godoni, a blastoid from the Lower Carboniferous of Illinois; basal view of theca.

Like crinoids, blastoids were high-level, stalked suspension feeders (feeding mainly on planktonic organisms) that inhabited clear-to-silty, moderately agitated ocean waters from shelf to basin. The food gathering system of blastoids consisted of several types of ambulacra. Food entered the brachiolar ambulacra, was transferred to the side ambulacra through the brachiolar pit, then transferred to the main (median) ambulacra, and finally entered the mouth. Each of these ambulacra was roofed by cover plates. The cover plates of the brachiolar groove were movable and could open, allowing food to enter, or close as needed. Other cover plates may also have been movable.

Taxonomy[edit]

Blastoids are assumed to have evolved from the Cystoids. Blastoids are subdivided into two orders: Fissiculata, which are characterized by direct entrance to the individual hydrospires by way of slits; and Spiraculata, which are characterized by indirect entrance to the hydrospires through canals by way of pores. The earliest blastoid yet found, Macurdablastus from the Middle Ordovician of Tennessee, cannot be classified as either order.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 1010. ISBN 0-03-056747-5. 

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