Gauthieria speciosa Clark 1801 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Calycina - Phymosomatidae

Alternative combinations: Coptosoma speciosum, Cyphosoma speciosum, Microsoma speciosum, Pseudodiadema speciosum

Belongs to Gauthieria according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915 and Cooke 1941

Sister taxa: Gauthieria mosae, Gauthieria pseudoradiata, Gauthieria radiata, Gauthieria sanchezi, Gauthieria spatulifera

Type specimen: ANSP 1468, a test. Its type locality is Timber Creek - Vincentown Fm, which is in a Danian coastal sandstone in the Vincentown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (3: New Jersey collections)

Total: 3 collections including 4 occurrences

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