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Sclerothurites Deflandre-Rigaud 1962 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 162216

Alternative spelling: Sclerothupites

Full reference: M. Deflandre-Rigaud. 1962. Contribution à la connaissance des sclérites d'holothurides fossiles. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Série C 11:1-123

Parent taxon: Holothuroidea according to D. L. Frizzell and H. Exline 1966

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

Subtaxa: Sclerothurites clypeus

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Type: Sclerothurites clypeus

Ecology: shallow infaunal detritivore