Family Saleniidae Agassiz 1838 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Saleniidae

Alternative spelling: Salenies

Full reference: J.L.R. Agassiz. 1838. Prodromus of a monograph of the Radiata and Echinodermata. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 1:30-449

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966, Geys 1979, Geys 1982, Geys and Jagt 1986, Haime 1849, Linder et al. 1988, Löser 2008, Smith 1991 and Smith 1995

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

Subtaxa: Leptosalenia Salenia Salenidia Saleniinae Trisalenia Valsalenia

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Type: Salenia

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Eocene of France (1), United States (1: Oregon)

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

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (3)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (2), Belgium (15), Brazil (5), Cuba (1), Egypt (6), France (5), Germany (2), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Kazakhstan (2), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (10), Oman (3), Portugal (10), Spain (8), Switzerland (5), Tunisia (1), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (4: Texas), Yemen (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of China (1)

Total: 110 collections including 138 occurrences

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