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Echinus Linnaeus 1758 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Echinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 33050

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Echinidae according to H. B. Fell and D. L. Pawson 1966

Sister taxa: Atactus, Gracilechinus, Hypechinus, Isechinus, Paracentrotus, Psammechinus, Stirechinus

Subtaxa: Echinus granularis, Echinus perlatus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder