Chariocrinus japonicus Hunter et al. 2011 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Isocrinidae

Full reference: A. W. Hunter, T. Oji, T. M. Ewin and K. Kitazawa. 2011. Chariocrinus japonicus, a new species of isocrinid crinoid (Articulata) from the Lower Cretaceous of Takayama City, central Japan. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum (37)115-121

Belongs to Chariocrinus according to A. W. Hunter et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Chariocrinus andreae, Chariocrinus bathonicus, Chariocrinus cristagalli, Chariocrinus mosensis, Chariocrinus schlumbergeri, Chariocrinus wuerttembergicus

Type specimen: UMUT-ME 30336, a stem. Its type locality is Mitarai, Shokawa [Mitarai Fm], which is in a Berriasian offshore shale in the Mitarai Formation of Japan.

Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Mitarai, Shokawa [Mitarai Fm]

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