Salenia Gray 1835 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Saleniidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1835. On the genera distinguishable in Echinus Lamarck. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London 3:57-59

Parent taxon: Saleniidae according to A. B. Smith 1995

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1941, Fell and Pawson 1966, Geys 1979, Geys 1982, Geys and Jagt 1986, Linder et al. 1988, Nisiyama 1966, Osborn et al. 2016, Sepkoski 2002 and Zullo et al. 1964

Sister taxa: Leptosalenia, Salenidia, Saleniinae, Saleninae, Trisalenia, Valsalenia

Subtaxa: Salenia (Pleurosalenia) Salenia ameri Salenia anthophora Salenia belgica Salenia buddyi Salenia cascadensis Salenia cherei Salenia heberti Salenia hondoensis Salenia mexicana Salenia microprocta Salenia minima Salenia novemprovincialis Salenia nutrix Salenia obnupta Salenia schencki Salenia scrippsae Salenia scutigera Salenia sigillata Salenia texana Salenia tumidula

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Type: Cidarites scutigera

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of South Pacific (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Japan (1), United States (5: Oregon)

• Eocene of United States (3: Oregon, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (6: Alabama, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (2), Belgium (11), Brazil (2), Cuba (1), Egypt (3), France (3), Germany (2), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Kazakhstan (2), Mexico (2), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (4), Oman (3), Portugal (10), Spain (7), Switzerland (5), Tunisia (1), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (6: Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of China (1)

Total: 96 collections including 109 occurrences

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