Psammechinus carolinensis Kier 1997 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Echinidae

Full reference: P. M. Kier. 1997. Oligocene echinoids of North Carolina. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 83:1-37

Belongs to Psammechinus according to P. M. Kier 1997

Sister taxa: Psammechinus cingulatus, Psammechinus dubius, Psammechinus exoletus, Psammechinus floralanus, Psammechinus ocalanus, Psammechinus philanthropus, Psammechinus santee

Type specimen: USNM 398321. Its type locality is NC Highway Department borrow pit, which is in a Chattian marine horizon in North Carolina.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder


• Oligocene of United States (2: North Carolina collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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