Amblypygus Agassiz 1840 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Echinoneoida - Echinoneidae

Alternative spelling: Amblypgus

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1840. Catalogus systematicus Ectyporum Echinodermatum fossilium Musei Neocomiensis, secundum ordinem zoologicum dispositus; adjectis synonymis recentioribus, nec non stratis et locis in quibus reperiuntur. Sequuntur characteres diagnostici generum novorum vel minus cognitorum. Petitpierre, Neuch√Ętel 1-20

Parent taxon: Echinoneidae according to A. B. Smith 2009

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1942, Grant and Hertlein 1938, Sepkoski 2002, Villier 2010 and Wagner and Durham 1966

Sister taxa: Echinoneus, Paleoechinoneus, Pygoyrina, Pyrina, Rhopostoma

Subtaxa: Amblypygus americanus Amblypygus depressus Amblypygus subhemisphericus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

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

• Eocene of Cuba (1), France (1), Jamaica (1), Pakistan (1), United States (5: California, Florida, Georgia)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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