Nucleopygus similis d'Orbigny 1856 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae

Alternative combination: Echinobrissus similis

Belongs to Nucleopygus according to A. B. Smith 1991

Sister taxa: Nucleopygus (Jolyclypus), Nucleopygus magnus, Nucleopygus minor, Nucleopygus scrobiculatus, Nucleopygus texanus

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1 collection), France (10)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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