Balanocrinus smithi Hess and Gale 2010 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Isocrinidae

Full reference: H. Hess and A. S. Gale. 2010. Crinoids from the Shenley Limestone (Albian) of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 8(3):427-447

Belongs to Balanocrinus according to H. Hess and A. S. Gale 2010

Sister taxa: Balanocrinus cubensis, Balanocrinus dumortieri, Balanocrinus gillieroni, Balanocrinus infrasilvensis, Balanocrinus inornatus, Balanocrinus moniliferus, Balanocrinus pacomei, Balanocrinus pentagonalis, Balanocrinus quiaiosensis, Balanocrinus senonensis, Balanocrinus subsulcatus, Balanocrinus subteres, Balanocrinus valettei

Type specimen: BMNH EE 13708, a set of stem ossicles. Its type locality is Double Arches [Shenley Limestone], which is in an Albian marine wackestone in the Shenley Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Double Arches [Shenley Limestone]

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