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Family Echinometridae Gray 1855 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta

PaleoDB taxon number: 141751

Alternative spelling: Echinometradae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1855. Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Echinida Irregularia. Woodfall & Kinder, London 1-69

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

Sister taxa: Strongylocentrotidae, Toxopneustidae

Subtaxa: Echinometra, Evechinus, Heterocentrotus, Hipponoe

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Type: Echinometra

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder