Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rhyncholampas gouldii echinoid from Florida

Here we have a Rhyncholampas gouldii echinoid from FL. It was found in the Oligocene aged Suwannee Limestone southeast of Tallahassee. It is very similar in appearance to the genus Hardouinia (Cretaceous) but is found much later in the geologic column.

Adapical surface (top)
Right profile
Left profile
Adoral surface (underside or bottom)

The label that was originally included with this specimen listed it as Rhynchopygus but that genus is only valid in the late Cretaceous of Europe.

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