Family Stomechinidae Pomel 1883 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Stomopneustoida - Stomechinidae

Alternative spelling: Stomechiens

Full reference: A. Pomel. 1883. Classification méthodique des échinides vivants et fossiles. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger 1-131

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966, Linder et al. 1988, Nisiyama 1966 and Smith 1995

Sister taxa: Glyptocidaridae, Stomopneustidae

Subtaxa: Circopeltis Codechinus Diplechinus Diplotagma Echinotiara Gomphechinus Jeannetia Phymechinus Phymotaxis Polycyphus Psephechinus Pseudarbacia Stomechinus Stomopneustes Thierychinus Tiarechinopsis Triadechinus Trochalosoma

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Type: Stomechinus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1 collection)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

• Oligocene of Mexico (1), United States (4: Florida, Oregon)

• Eocene of Cuba (1), France (1), Haiti (1), Japan (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Mali (2), the Netherlands (2)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), Egypt (1), the Netherlands (6), Oman (4), Portugal (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (1)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), France (4), Germany (3), Iran (1), Jordan (1), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (1), Morocco (2), Poland (5), Saudi Arabia (10), Switzerland (2), Tunisia (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 69 collections including 76 occurrences

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