Balanocrinus Agassiz 1847 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Isocrinidae

Alternative spelling: Pentacrinus (Balanocrinus)

Synonyms: Margocrinus, Terocrinus

Parent taxon: Balanocrininae according to H. Hess and A. S. Gale 2010

See also Hess 2012, Hess and Messing 2011, J├Ąger 1985, Oppenheim 1902, Rasmussen 1961 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Laevigatocrinus, Percevalicrinus, Singularocrinus

Subtaxa: Balanocrinus cubensis Balanocrinus dumortieri Balanocrinus gillieroni Balanocrinus infrasilvensis Balanocrinus inornatus Balanocrinus moniliferus Balanocrinus pacomei Balanocrinus pentagonalis Balanocrinus quiaiosensis Balanocrinus senonensis Balanocrinus smithi Balanocrinus subsulcatus Balanocrinus subteres Balanocrinus valettei

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Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Hungary (2), Poland (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Austria (1), France (19), Germany (17), Poland (7), Romania (1), Saudi Arabia (3), Switzerland (7), Ukraine (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), the United Kingdom (13)

• Triassic of Canada (1: British Columbia), China (18), Iran (2)

Total: 97 collections including 111 occurrences

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