Full reference: G. D. Webster, J. A. Waters, Z. T. Liao and C. G. Maples. 2009. New Pennsylvanian (Moscovian) echinoderms from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, western China. Palaeoworld 18:241-250
Type specimen: NIGP 149164, a calyx. Its type locality is Taoshuyuan, which is in a Moscovian shallow subtidal grainstone/packstone in the Aoertu Formation of China.
Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder