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Clypeus Leske 1778 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Irregularia - Clypeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 33204

Synonyms: Auloclypeus Pomel 1883 (no. 393037), Dactyloclypeus Maccagno 1947 (no. 393041), Echinoclypeus De Blainville 1830 (no. 393042)

Full reference: N. G. Leske. 1778. Jacobi Theodori Klein naturalis dispositio echinodermatum, edita et descriptionibus novisque inventis et synonomis auctorem aucta. Addimenta ad I. T. Klein naturalem dispositionem Echinodermatum, G. E. Beer, Leipzig 1-278

Parent taxon: Clypeidae according to P. M. Kier 1966

Sister taxa: Astrolampas, Colliclypeus, Pseudopygurus, Pygurus

Subtaxa: Clypeus agassizi, Clypeus plotii, Clypeus rostellus, Clypeus wylliei

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder