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Type: Article
Published: 2012-12-12
Page range: 267–278
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Rare Late Cretaceous phymosomatoid echinoids from the Hannover area (Lower Saxony, Germany)*

Georg-August University of Göttingen, Geoscience Centre, Museum, Collections & Geopark, Göttingen, Germany
Georg-August University of Göttingen, Courant Research Centre Geobiology, Göttingen, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Echinoidea Phymosomatidae Cretaceous Campanian palaeogeography


Gauthieria mosae is recorded for the first time from upper Campanian (Belemnitella minor/Nostoceras polyplocum Zone) strata at the Teutonia Nord quarry in the Hannover area (northwest Germany), with two specimens available. This spe­cies was previously known only from the lower upper Campanian (basiplana/spiniger Zone and higher) of the province of Liège, northeast Belgium. In addition, a specimen of Gauthieria aff. pseudoradiata, from the B. minor/N. polyplocum Zone as well at the Teutonia Nord quarry, is illustrated and discussed in an attempt to elucidate the confused taxonomy of this form.