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†family Synaptitidae Frizzell and Exline 1955 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Apodida

PaleoDB taxon number: 162214

Full reference: D. L. Frizzell and H. Exline. 1955. Monograph of fossil holothurian sclerites. Bulletin of the Missouri University School of Metallurgy and Mines, Technical series 89:1-204

Parent taxon: Apodida according to D. L. Pawson 1966

Sister taxa: Achistridae, Calcancoridae, Chiridotidae, Holothuriopsis, Myriotrochidae, Myriotrochus, Porachistrum, Synapta, Synaptidae, Theeliidae

Subtaxa: Auricularites, Croneisites, Synaptites

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore