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Order Echinothurioida Claus 1880 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Euechinoidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 32846

Alternative spelling: Echinothurideae

Full reference: C. F. W. Claus. 1880. Grundzüge der Zoologie. 4th edition, Elwertsche Universitätsbuchhandlung, Marburg & Leipzig 1-2

Parent taxon: Euechinoidea according to A. B. Smith 2015

Sister taxa: Acroechinoidea, Diadematacea, Echinacea, Galeroclypeus, Loriolella, Serpianotiaroida, Triadocidaridae, Triadotiaroida

Subtaxa: Echinothuriidae, Kamptosomatidae, Pelanechinidae, Phormosomatidae

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore