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Clade Neognathostomata Smith 1981 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Irregularia

PaleoDB taxon number: 113594

Full reference: A. B. Smith. 1981. Implications of lantern morphology for the phylogeny of post-Palaeozoic echinoids. Palaeontology 24:779-801

Parent taxon: Microstomata according to A. Kroh and A. B. Smith 2010

Sister taxa: Desorellidae, Galeropygidae, Hyboclypus, Pygorhytis

Subtaxa: Apatopygidae, Archiaciidae, Bothryopneustes, Cassiduloida, Clypeasteroida, Clypeidae, Clypeolampadidae, Echinolampadoida, Nucleolitidae, Pygaulidae

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder