Cassidulus mercedensis Anderson 1958 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae

Full reference: F. M. Anderson. 1958. Upper Cretaceous of the Pacific Coast. Geological Society of America Memoir 71:1-378

Belongs to Cassidulus according to F. M. Anderson 1958

Sister taxa: Cassidulus (Cassidulus), Cassidulus (Galerolampas), Cassidulus abruptus, Cassidulus amygdala, Cassidulus gouldii, Cassidulus pacificus, Cassidulus rojasi, Cassidulus yoshiwarai, Nucleolites (Cassidulus) elatus

Type specimen: Its type locality is CAS 29106, Garzas Creek, which is in a Maastrichtian marine sandstone in the Moreno Formation of California

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (6: California collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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