The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andrew Smith, October 2010

Mecaster mutabilis (Lambert, 1933, p. 21)

[1887 Hemiaster cenomanensis Cotteau; Duncan, p. 91.
1917 Hemiaster oldhami Fourtau, p. 46, pl. 2, figs 2, 3 (non Hemiaster oldhami Noetling 1897, p. 36).
1933 Hemiaster mutabilis Lambert, p. 21, pl. 3, figs 7-8.
1937 Hemiaster fourtaui Chiplonkar, p. 64.
1939 Hemiaster (Mecaster) chirakanensis Chiplonkar, p. 240, pl. 25, fig. 4.
1972 Hemaster (Mecaster) rarus Chiplonkar & Badve, p. 146, pl. 12, figs 2, 6.
1972 Hemiaster (Mecaster) chirakanensis Chiplonkar; Chiplonkar & Badve, p. 147, pl. 12, figs 3, 7.
1972 Hemiaster (Mecaster) fourtaui Chiplonkar; Chiplonkar & Badve, p. 148, pl. 12, figs. 10, 14.
1972 Hemaster (Mecaster) heberti (Coquand); Chiplonkar & Badve, p. 148, pl. 12, figs. 4, 8, 19.
1972 Hemiaster (Mecaster) meslei Peron & Gauthier; Chiplonkar and Gauthier, p. 148, pl. 12, figs. 1, 5.
2010 Mecaster mutabilis (Lambert); Smith, p.]

Distribution Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) India and Madagascar
Classification and/or Status A species of Mecaster
Remarks Chiplonkar, G.W. 1937. Echinoids of the Bagh Beds. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences B6, 60-71.
Chiplonkar, G.W. 1939. Echinoids of the Bagh Beds. Part II. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences B9, 236-246.
Chiplonkar, G.W., Badve, R.M. 1972. Palaeontology of the Bagh Beds. II. Echinoidea. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences B76, 133-152.
Duncan, P.M. 1887. Notes on Echinoidea of the Lower Naraba Valley, with remarks upon their geological age. Records of the Geological Survey of India 20, 81-92.
Fourtau, R. 1917. Les Echinides des Bagh Beds. Records of the Geological Survey of India 49, 34-53.
Smith, A.B. 2010. The Cretaceous Bagh Formation, India: a Gondwanan window onto Turonian shallow water echinoid faunas. Cretaceous Research 31, 358-386.