†family Abertellidae Durham 1955 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Abertellidae

Full reference: J. W. Durham. 1955. Classification of clypeasteroid echinoids. California University Publications in Geological Sciences 31:73-198

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

See also Durham 1955, Durham 1966 and Kiessling 2003

Sister taxa: Astriclypeidae, Dendrasteridae, Echinarachniidae, Eoscutellidae, Mellitidae, Monophorasteridae, Placatenellidae, Protoscutellidae, Rotulidae, Scutasteridae, Scutellidae, Taiwanasteridae

Subtaxa: Abertella

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Type: Abertella

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore


• Miocene of Argentina (4 collections), United States (9: Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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