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Echinoidea (Sea Urchins)
Infulaster excentricus (Woodward, 1833)
Added: 21-7-2012

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Taxonomy [explanation]
Superregnum: Eukaryota Woese et al. 1990
Regnum: Animalia Linnaeus, 1758
Subregnum: Eumetazoa Butchili, 1910
Superphylum: Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908
Phylum: Echinodermata Klein, 1754
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa Bell, 1891
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida Smith, 1984
Classis: Echinoidea Leske, 1778
Species: Infulaster excentricus (Woodward, 1833)

Comments:
Because of its high shape this sea urchin is called "bishops hat" by collectors. Best known from the Middle Turonian of Wüllen / Ahaus, but also to my surprise at Ault (in this case as a flint mold).

Location
Found in: Ault, France >>See Species List
Date: mei 2009

Stratigraphy
Period: Cretaceous >> Species List
Epoch: Upper Cretaceous >> Species List
Stage: Turonian >> Species List
Formation: Midden?-Turoon >> Species List

Collection
Collection Tom Koops (Spongebob)
Fossiel.net number: 2080-0047

 
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