†family Clypeidae Lambert 1898 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Irregularia - Clypeidae

Full reference: J. Lambert. 1898. Note sur les Echinides de la Craie de Ciply. Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie, de Paléontologie et d’Hydrologie 11:141-190

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

See also Kier 1962, Kier 1966, Larrain and Biró-Bagóczky 1985 and Smith 1991

Sister taxa: Apatopygidae, Archiaciidae, Bothryopneustes, Cassiduloida, Clypeasteroida, Clypeolampadidae, Echinolampadoida, Nucleolitidae, Pygaulidae

Subtaxa: Astrolampas Clypeus Colliclypeus Pseudopygurus Pygurus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1 collection), Egypt (2), France (34), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (5), Switzerland (12), Ukraine (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), Ethiopia (1), France (1), Germany (1), India (1), Kenya (1), Madagascar (6), Poland (7), Saudi Arabia (13), Somalia (5), Tunisia (2), the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 103 collections including 114 occurrences

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