Nielsenicrinus waiteteensis Eagle 1993 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Isocrinida - Cainocrinidae

Full reference: M. K. Eagle. 1993. A new fossil isocrinid crinoid from the Oligocene of Waitete Bay, Northern Coromandel. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 30:1-12

Belongs to Nielsenicrinus according to M. K. Eagle 1993

Sister taxa: Nielsenicrinus agassizii, Nielsenicrinus carinatus, Nielsenicrinus chavannesi, Nielsenicrinus crassitabulatus, Nielsenicrinus cretaceus, Nielsenicrinus ewaldi, Nielsenicrinus fionicus, Nielsenicrinus japonicus, Nielsenicrinus obsoletus, Nielsenicrinus rosenkrantzi

Type specimen: AK71631. Its type locality is Waitete Bay, which is in a Chattian deep subtidal shelf limestone in the Torehina Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Waitete Bay

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