Echanthus Cooke 1942 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae

Full reference: C. W. Cooke. 1942. Cenozoic irregular echinoids of the Eastern United States. Journal of Paleontology 16:1-62

Parent taxon: Cassidulidae according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Cooke 1942

Sister taxa: Breynella, Cassidulus, Hypsopygaster, Nucleopygus, Ochetes, Rhyncholampas, Stigmatopygus

Subtaxa: Echanthus georgiensis

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Type: Echinanthus georgiensis

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Paleocene of United States (4: Alabama, Georgia)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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