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Family Diadematidae Gray 1855 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Diadematoida

PaleoDB taxon number: 168407

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: Diadematoida according to A. Kroh and A. B. Smith 2010

Sister taxa: Ancylocidaris, Endeodiadema, Engelia, Helodiadema, Heteropedina, Macrodiadema

Subtaxa: Centrostephanus, Echinothrix, Eodiadema, Kierechinus, Mesodiadema, Palaeodiadema, Pedinothuria

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Type: Diadema

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal grazer