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Order Elasipodida Théel 1882 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31276

Alternative spelling: Elasipoda

Full reference: H. Théel. 1882. Report on the Holothurioidea dredged by HMS. Challenger during the years 1873-1876, Part I. Scientific results of HMS. Challenger, Zoology IV(13):1-176

Parent taxon: Holothuroidea according to A. Boczarowski 2001

Sister taxa: Acanthocaudina, Achistrulidae, Alexandritidae, Ancistrum, Apodacea, Apodida, Arthrochirota, Arthrochirotida, Aspidochirotacea, Aspidochirotida, Calcancorellidae, Canisiidae, Chiridotitidae, Conisia, Crucivirga, Cucumaria, Dactylochirotida, Dendrochirotacea, Dendrochirotida, Etheridgellidae, Kaliobullitidae, Kozurellidae, Kuehnitidae, Laetmophasma, Molpadiida, Ocellothuria, Palelpidiidae, Priscopedatidae, Protocaudinidae, Punctatitidae, Rotiformidae, Sclerothurites, Staurocumites, Stichopitidae, Synaptellidae, Tetravirga, Thyonidium, Triradites, Uniramosa

Subtaxa: Deimatidae, Laetmogonidae, Oneirophantites, Palaeocaudinidae, Praeeuphronides, Psychropotidae, Uncinulina

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Ecology: epifaunal deposit feeder-detritivore