Salenia tumidula Clark 1801 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Saleniidae

Synonym: Salenia bellula Clark 1801

Belongs to Salenia according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915 and Cooke 1941

Sister taxa: Salenia (Pleurosalenia), Salenia ameri, Salenia anthophora, Salenia belgica, Salenia buddyi, Salenia cascadensis, Salenia cherei, Salenia heberti, Salenia hondoensis, Salenia mexicana, Salenia microprocta, Salenia minima, Salenia novemprovincialis, Salenia nutrix, Salenia obnupta, Salenia schencki, Salenia scrippsae, Salenia scutigera, Salenia sigillata, Salenia texana

Type specimens:

  • Salenia tumidula: ANSP 1448, a test. Its type locality is Timber Creek - Vincentown Fm, which is in a Danian coastal sandstone in the Vincentown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Salenia bellula: ANSP 1446, a test.

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore


• Paleocene of United States (5: New Jersey collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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