Family Clypeasteridae Agassiz 1836 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae

Alternative spellings: Clypeastres, Clypeastridae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1836. Prodrome d'une monographie des radiaires ou échinodermes. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 1:168-199

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

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, d'Orbigny 1849, Donovan et al. 2005, Durham 1966 and Grant and Hertlein 1938

Sister taxon: Fossulasteridae

Subtaxa: Ammotrophinae Arachnoidinae Clypeaster Clypeasterinae Diplothecanthus

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Barbados (1 collection), Eritrea (1), Jordan (3), New Zealand (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (5), Egypt (3), Fiji (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (2), Portugal (1), Taiwan (1), United States (16: California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), the Dominican Republic (2), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), Australia (6), Austria (10), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Brazil (3), Colombia (5), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (11), the Dominican Republic (2), Egypt (7), Fiji (1), France (1), Greece (3), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (13), Jamaica (1), Libya (1), Malta (6), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Panama (6), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (2), Australia (1), Cuba (3), Haiti (1), India (3), Iran (2), Jamaica (3), Jordan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (3), Oman (1), Panama (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Somalia (1), United States (21: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas)

• Eocene of Turkey (1), United States (2: Florida, Georgia)

Total: 191 collections including 238 occurrences

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