Cassidulus gouldii Bouve 1846 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae

Alternative combinations: Cassidulus (Cassidulus) gouldii, Cassidulus (Pygorhynchus) gouldii, Procassidulus (Hardouinia) gouldii, Pygorhynchus gouldii

Synonyms: Cassidulus (Cassidulus) alabamensis Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cassidulus (Pygorhynchus) alabamensis Clark and Twitchell 1915, Procassidulus (Hardouinia) alabamensis Clark and Twitchell 1915

Belongs to Cassidulus according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1942 and Lambert and ThiƩry 1921

Sister taxa: Cassidulus (Cassidulus), Cassidulus (Galerolampas), Cassidulus abruptus, Cassidulus amygdala, Cassidulus mercedensis, Cassidulus pacificus, Cassidulus rojasi, Cassidulus yoshiwarai, Nucleolites (Cassidulus) elatus

Type specimens:

  • Cassidulus gouldii: Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 1756A, a test.
  • Cassidulus (Cassidulus) alabamensis:

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Alabama collection)

• Oligocene of United States (6: Florida, Georgia)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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