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Salenia cascadensis

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Saleniidae

Taxonomy
Salenia cascadensis was named by Linder et al. (1988). Its type specimen is UCMP 38194, a test, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Butte Creek [Abiqua Mbr, Scotts Mills Fm], which is in an Oligocene marine limestone in the Scotts Mills Formation of Oregon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1988Salenia cascadensis Linder et al. p. 946 figs. figs. 2.1, 2.3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
RankNameAuthor
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Calycina(Gregory 1900)
orderSalenioida()
familySaleniidae()
genusSalenia
speciescascadensis

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. A. Linder et al. 1988Test small and hemispherical; ambulacra straight and narrow, bigeminate with demiplates; primary ambulacral tubercles noncrenulate and imperforate; pore pair zones straight, each in a well, surrounded by prominent ridges; interambulacra at least three times as wide as ambulacra; primary tubercles large, crenulate, imperforate;