Contributions to Zoology, 70 (4) (2002)John W.M. Jagt; Jan Idema: Notes on North Sea Basin Cainozoic echinoderms, Part 2. The echinoid Temnechinus woodii (Agassiz in Agassiz & Desor, 1846) from the Pliocene of the Netherlands

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Abstract

The Pliocene temnopleurid echinoid Temnechinus woodii (Agassiz in Agassiz & Desor, 1846) (= T. excavatus Forbes, 1852) is recorded from the Westerschelde at Ellewoutsdijk (province of Zeeland) and from borehole IJsselmuiden-1 near Wezep (province of Overijssel). First described from the Coralline and Red crags (Pliocene-Lower Pleistocene) of southeast England, and long held to be confined to those deposits, material apparently assignable to T. woodii was recorded in the 1940s and 1950s from boreholes at Roosendaal and Oosterhout (province of Noord-Brabant). All Dutch records are from deposits referred to the Oosterhout Formation, which correlates with the Lillo Formation in the Antwerp area (Belgium), from where, perhaps surprisingly, T. woodii is still not known.