Eupatagus carolinensis Clark and Twitchell 1915 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Alternative combination: Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) carolinensis

Full reference: W. B. Clark and M. W. Twitchell. 1915. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Echinodermata of the United States. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 54:1-341

Belongs to Eupatagus according to P. M. Kier 1980

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915 and Cooke 1942

Sister taxa: Eupatagus alatus, Eupatagus anomala, Eupatagus antillarum, Eupatagus attenuatus, Eupatagus batequensis, Eupatagus brodermanni, Eupatagus calistoides, Eupatagus casanovai, Eupatagus estenozi, Eupatagus floridanus, Eupatagus formosus, Eupatagus lawsonae, Eupatagus martini, Eupatagus mexicanus, Eupatagus mojsvari, Eupatagus mooreanus, Eupatagus nicklesi, Eupatagus ocalanus, Eupatagus pendulus, Eupatagus pulchellus, Eupatagus rostratus, Eupatagus roundus, Eupatagus sanchezi, Eupatagus santanae, Eupatagus siboneyensis, Eupatagus stevensi, Eupatagus tuberosus, Eupatagus turibacoensis, Eupatagus wilsoni, Spatangus (Eupatagus) gottschei, Eupatagus (Spatangomorpha) pinarensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is City quarry near cemetery, Wilmington, which is in an Eocene marine marl in the Jackson Formation of North Carolina

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (7: North Carolina, Washington collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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