Yunnanechinus luopingensis Thompson et al. 2018 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea

Full reference: J. R. Thompson, S. X. Hu, Q. Y. Zhang, E. Petsios, L. J. Cotton, J. Y. Huang, C. Y. Zho, W. Wen, and D. J. Bottjer. 2018. A new stem group echinoid from the Triassic of China leads to a revised macroevolutionary history of echinoids during the end-Permian mass extinction. Royal Society Open Science 5:171548

Belongs to Yunnanechinus according to J. R. Thompson et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LPI-32321, a test. Its type locality is Luoping biota (LPI collection), which is in a Pelsonian carbonate lime mudstone in the Guanling Formation of China.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Luoping biota (LPI collection)

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