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    Goniopygus menardi (DESMAREST, 1825)


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    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Echinodermata
    Class: Echinoidea
    Order: Arbacioida
    Family: Acropeltidae
    Genus: Goniopygus
    Species: G. menardi
    Author Citation DESMAREST, 1825

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    Age: Cenomanian

    Stratigraphy

    Tentúgal Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Ricardo Pimentel
    Date Collected: 08/31/2018
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Length: 14cm
    Diameter: 2,5cm

    Location

    Montemor-o-Velho
    Coimbra
    Portugal

    Comments

    Collected on D level.  

     

    Matrix length: 14 cm.

     

    Test diameter: 2,5 cm.

     

    With some spines.

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    9 hours ago, sixgill pete said:

    Beautiful echinoid. Thanks for adding it.

     

    You are welcome.

    It’s very rare here. I was lucky. The matrix is very hard, but it was possible extract it with minor damage (only a few spine fragments jumped off with hammering vibrations).

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    ricardo

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    1 hour ago, michele 1937 said:

    interesting piece

    Thank you, Michele. It was my summer find.

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