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Calceolispongia stephensi Etheridge Jr. 1892 (Sea lily)

Crinoidea - Ampelocrinida - Calceolispongiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206013

Alternative combination: Phialocrinus stephensi

Full reference: R. Etheridge Jr. 1892. A monograph of the Carboniferous and Permo-Carboniferous invertebrata of New South Wales, Part II. Echinodermata, Annelida and Crustacea. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of New South Wales, Palaeontology 5:65-131

Belongs to Calceolispongia according to R. J. Willink 1979

Sister taxa: Calceolispongia abundans, Calceolispongia cracowensis, Calceolispongia diemenensis, Calceolispongia digitata, Calceolispongia gerthi, Calceolispongia hindei, Calceolispongia kalewaensis, Calceolispongia lizziensis, Calceolispongia nodosa, Calceolispongia spinosa, Calceolispongia teicherti, Calceolispongia ulladullensis

Type specimen: AM F35433. Its type locality is Nowra, Shoalhaven River, Co. St. Vincent, which is in a Wordian coastal sandstone in the Nowra Formation of Australia.

Ecology: stationary upper-level epifaunal suspension feeder