Echinocyamus petalus Kier 1964 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae

Full reference: P. M. Kier. 1964. Fossil echinoids from the Marshall Islands. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 260-GG:1121-1126

Belongs to Echinocyamus according to P. M. Kier 1964

Sister taxon: Echinocyamus parviporus

Type specimen: USNM 563446. Its type locality is Eniwetok atoll, core E1, 2910-2920ft, which is in a Priabonian perireef or subreef limestone in the Marshall Islands.

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of the Marshall Islands (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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