Eupatagus batequensis Squires and Demetrion 1992 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Full reference: R. L. Squires and R. A. Demetrion. 1992. Paleontology of the Eocene Bateque Formation, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Contributions in Science (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) 434:1-55

Belongs to Eupatagus according to R. L. Squires and R. A. Demetrion 1992

Sister taxa: Eupatagus (Gymnopatagus), Eupatagus alatus, Eupatagus anomala, Eupatagus antillarum, Eupatagus attenuatus, Eupatagus brodermanni, Eupatagus calistoides, Eupatagus carolinensis, Eupatagus casanovai, Eupatagus estenozi, Eupatagus floridanus, Eupatagus formosus, Eupatagus lawsonae, Eupatagus martini, Eupatagus mexicanus, Eupatagus mojsvari, Eupatagus mooreanus, Eupatagus nicklesi, Eupatagus ocalanus, Eupatagus pendulus, Eupatagus pulchellus, Eupatagus rostratus, Eupatagus roundus, Eupatagus sanchezi, Eupatagus santanae, Eupatagus siboneyensis, Eupatagus stevensi, Eupatagus tuberosus, Eupatagus turibacoensis, Eupatagus wilsoni, Spatangus (Eupatagus) gottschei, Eupatagus (Spatangomorpha) pinarensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is CSUN Loc1470 [Bateque Fm], which is in a Ypresian transition zone/lower shoreface sandstone/limestone in the Bateque Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at CSUN Loc. 1470 [Bateque Fm]

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