Eupatagus ocalanus

Phylum Echinodermata
Class Echinoidea
Order Spatangoida

(Scale bar is 1 cm)

This is one of many spatangoid urchins in the Ocala Limestone of Georgia.

It is found in the middle and upper parts of the Ocala.

The shell shape suggests a preference for sand bottoms, though some features hint that it might have tolerated some mud. It is generally found in the sandier parts of beds that have a mixture of the two types of sediment.


AGE: LATE EOCENE

FORMATION: OCALA LIMESTONE

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