Cosmocyphus Pomel 1883 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Calycina - Phymosomatidae

Parent taxon: Phymosomatidae according to J. W. M. Jagt et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Acanthechinus, Actinophyma, Aeolopneustes, Gauthieria, Glyptocidaris, Glyptocyphus, Hemithylus, Jacquiertia, Lambertechinus, Leptechinus, Micropsis, Narindechinus, Phymosoma, Pleurodiadema, Plistophyma, Polyplacidia, Porosoma, Rachiosoma, Thylechinus, Winkleria

Subtaxa: Cosmocyphus krimicus Cosmocyphus saemanni

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Type: Cyphosoma saemanni

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Denmark (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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