Family Arbaciidae Gray 1855 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Arbacioida - Arbaciidae

Alternative spelling: Arbaciadae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1855. Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Echinida Irregularia. Woodfall & Kinder, London 1-69

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

See also Ali 1992, Berndt 2003, Donovan 1993, Fell and Pawson 1966, Geys 1981, Linder et al. 1988, Smith 1995 and Smith 2009

Sister taxa: Acropeltidae, Dialithocidaris, Glypticidae, Goniopygidae, Pygmaeocidaris, Tetrapygus

Subtaxa: Acropeltis Acrosaster Arbacia Arbaciella Arbia Atopechinus Baueria Codiopsis Coelopleuridae Coelopleurus Glypticus Goniopygus Hattopsis Heteropodia Magnosia Noetlingaster Pleiocyphus Podocidaris

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Type: Arbacia

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of United States (5: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Spain (1)

• Oligocene of United States (3: Alabama, Mississippi, Oregon)

• Eocene of France (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (10: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1), France (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), Brazil (1), Cuba (1), Egypt (14), France (22), Hungary (1), Jamaica (7), Jordan (2), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (7), Oman (9), Portugal (16), Saudi Arabia (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (7), Switzerland (13), Turkey (1), Turkmenistan (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic of France (4), Germany (1), Poland (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Switzerland (2)

Total: 147 collections including 185 occurrences

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