†family Acrosaleniidae Gregory 1900 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Acrosaleniidae

Full reference: J. W. Gregory. 1900. The Echinoidea. A Treatise on Zoology. Part III. The Echinodermata, A. & C. Black, London 282-332

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

See also Donovan 1993, Fell and Pawson 1966 and Vadet et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Eurysalenia, Goniophoridae, Hyposaleniidae, Pseudosaleniidae, Saleniidae

Subtaxa: Acrosalenia Heterosalenia Holosaleniini Milnia Monodiadema Polysalenia Pseudosalenia Recrosalenia

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Type: Acrosalenia

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (1: Virgin Islands)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Jamaica (3), Switzerland (4)

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (3), France (5), Italy (1), Kenya (2), Poland (6), Saudi Arabia (40), Somalia (3), Switzerland (2), Tunisia (26), the United Kingdom (10), Yemen (5)

Total: 113 collections including 137 occurrences

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