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†class Helicoplacoidea Durham and Caster 1963

PaleoDB taxon number: 30816

Full reference: J. W. Durham and K. E. Caster. 1963. Helicoplacoidea: a new class of echinoderms. Science 140(3568):820-822

Parent taxon: Echinodermata according to J. W. Durham and K. E. Caster 1963

Sister taxa: Asterozoa, Blastozoa, Camptostromoidea, Cincta, Crinoidea, Ctenocystoidea, Ctenoimbricata, Cyclocystoidea, Discoidea, Echinoconus, Echinozoa, Edrioasteroidea, Eleutherozoa, Helicocystitidae, Holothuroidea, Homoiostelea, Homostelea, Iheringiana, Mesocrinus, Paracrinozoa, Pediculacaudinidae, Pelmatozoa, Peripneustes, Scoteinocystis, Scutellidae, Scutellinidae, Semperitidae, Stylophora, Tubocaudinidae

Subtaxa: Helicoplacida, Helicoplacidae, Polyplacida, Westgardellidae

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder