Nielsenicrinus japonicus Oji et al. 1996 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Cainocrinidae

Full reference: T. Oji, M. Kanoh, S. Toshimitsu and M. Tashiro. 1996. Nielsenicrinus japonicus New Species (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) from the Late Cretaceous of Japan and Its Paleobiogeographic Implications. Journal of Paleontology 30(6):964-968

Belongs to Nielsenicrinus according to T. Oji et al. 1996

Sister taxa: Nielsenicrinus agassizii, Nielsenicrinus carinatus, Nielsenicrinus chavannesi, Nielsenicrinus crassitabulatus, Nielsenicrinus cretaceus, Nielsenicrinus ewaldi, Nielsenicrinus fionicus, Nielsenicrinus obsoletus, Nielsenicrinus rosenkrantzi, Nielsenicrinus waiteteensis

Type specimen: ME19811. Its type locality is Shirasaki, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian marine mudstone in Japan.

Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Shirasaki

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