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Family Temnopleuridae Agassiz 1872 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta

PaleoDB taxon number: 167164

Full reference: A. Agassiz. 1872. Revision of the Echini. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 3:1-378

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

Sister taxa: Glyphocyphidae, Trigonocidaridae, Zeuglopleuridae

Subtaxa: Amblypneustes, Brochopleurus, Desmechinus, Echinocyphus, Erbechinus, Genocidaris, Glyptechinus, Goniosigma, Grammechinus, Graphepleurus, Irenechinus, Leiocyphus, Leptopleurus, Martinechinus, Microcyphus, Opechinus, Ortholophus, Paradoxechinus, Printechinus, Pseudarbacina, Pseudechinus, Pseudodicoptella, Salmacis, Scolechinus, Temnechinus, Temnopleurus, Temnotrema, Triplacidia, Zeuglopleurus

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Type: Temnopleurus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder