Memoirs of Museum Victoria

A new Late Eocene cassiduloid (Echinoidea) from Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Francis C. Holmes

61(2): 209-216 (2004)

Abstract: A new species of cassiduloid, from the Muloowurtie Formation on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula, is described and tentatively assigned to the genus Rhynchopygus. R? janchrisorum sp. nov. is the first record of the genus, as redefined by Smith and Jeffery (2000), to occur outside Europe, and the first confirmed from the Cainozoic. The history of species previously assigned to Rhynchopygus is briefly discussed and details of further occurrences of the type species, R. marmini, listed.

Keywords: Echinoidea, Cassiduloida, Rhynchopygus, Late Eocene, South Australia, new species

Citation: Holmes, F.C., 2004. A new Late Eocene cassiduloid (Echinoidea) from Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 61: 209-216. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2004.61.13

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