Pericosmus crawfordi Hutton 1873 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Paleopneustidae

Alternative combination: Meoma crawfordi

Synonyms: Linthia compressus Duncan 1877, Megalaster compressus Duncan 1877, Meoma brevipatalata Hutton 1873, Pericosmus compressus Duncan 1877, Pericosmus mccoyi Gregory 1890

Belongs to Pericosmus according to R. A. Henderson 1975

See also Clark 1946

Sister taxa: Pericosmus (Pericosmus), Pericosmus (Victoriaster), Pericosmus aguayoi, Pericosmus altus, Pericosmus annosus, Pericosmus artemisae, Pericosmus atolladosae, Pericosmus blanquizalensis, Pericosmus borraeus, Pericosmus camagueyanus, Pericosmus cubanus, Pericosmus israelskyi, Pericosmus latus, Pericosmus mortenseni, Pericosmus roigi, Pericosmus scaevus, Pericosmus valenzuelai, Pericosmus zanolettii

Type specimens:

  • Pericosmus crawfordi: EC.686, a test
  • Linthia compressus:
  • Meoma brevipatalata:
  • Pericosmus mccoyi:

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Miocene of New Zealand (5 collections)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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