Nucleolites Lamarck 1801 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Irregularia - Nucleolitidae

Alternative spelling: Disaster (Nucleolites)

Synonym: Echinobrissus Gray 1825 [objective synonym]

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1801. Système des Animaux sans Vertèbres, ou Tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux. 8:1-432

Parent taxon: Nucleolitidae according to A. B. Smith 2009

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Jesionek-Szymanska 1963, Kier 1962, Kier 1966, Maury 1936, Poretskaya 1971 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Catopygus, Clypeopygus, Hemicara, Heteronucleus, Hypopygurus, Oolopygus, Phyllobrissus, Plagiochasma, Pseudonucleus, Pseudosorella, Pygaulus, Pygopistes, Pygorhynchus

Subtaxa: Echinobrissus angustatus Echinobrissus clunicularis Echinobrissus elongatus Echinobrissus expansus Echinobrissus orbicularis Echinobrissus pilensis Echinobrissus terquemi Nucleolites scutatus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Portugal (4 collections), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of France (10), Germany (2), Poland (5), Saudi Arabia (2), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (35)

Total: 65 collections including 67 occurrences

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