Family Strongylocentrotidae Gregory 1900 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Strongylocentrotidae

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

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966 and Smith 2009

Sister taxa: Echinometridae, Toxopneustidae

Subtaxa: Strongylocentrotus

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Type: Strongylocentrotus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Greenland (13), Iceland (2), Mexico (1), United States (16: Alaska, California, Oregon)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Mexico (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of New Caledonia (1)

Total: 37 collections including 40 occurrences

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