Nielsenicrinus Rasmussen 1961 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Cainocrinidae

Full reference: H. W. Rasmussen. 1961. A monograph on the Cretaceous Crinoidea. Biologiske Skrifter udgivet af Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab 12(1):1-428

Parent taxon: Cainocrinidae according to J. Jagt 1999

See also Eagle 1993, Hess and Messing 2011, Oji et al. 1996, Rasmussen 1961 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Cainocrinus, Teliocrinus

Subtaxa: Nielsenicrinus agassizii Nielsenicrinus carinatus Nielsenicrinus chavannesi Nielsenicrinus crassitabulatus Nielsenicrinus cretaceus Nielsenicrinus ewaldi Nielsenicrinus fionicus Nielsenicrinus japonicus Nielsenicrinus obsoletus Nielsenicrinus rosenkrantzi Nielsenicrinus waiteteensis

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Type: Pentacrinus obsoletus

Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Oligocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (2)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), the Netherlands (2), Poland (3)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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