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Family Echinidae Gray 1825 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta

PaleoDB taxon number: 87424

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. An attempt to divide the Echinida, or Sea Eggs, into natural families. Annals of Philosophy, new series 10:423-431

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

Sister taxon: Parechinidae

Subtaxa: Atactus, Echinus, Gracilechinus, Hypechinus, Isechinus, Paracentrotus, Psammechinus, Stirechinus

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Type: Echinus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder