Family Theeliidae Frizzell and Exline 1955 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Apodida - Theeliidae

Alternative spelling: Theelidae

Full reference: D. L. Frizzell and H. Exline. 1955. Monograph of fossil holothurian sclerites. Bulletin of the Missouri University School of Metallurgy and Mines, Technical series 89:1-204

Parent taxon: Apodida according to P. M. Gilliland 1992

See also Carini 1962, Deflandre-Rigaud 1957, Frizzell and Exline 1955, Frizzell and Exline 1966, Gutschick 1959, Kozur and Mostler 1989, Langenheim and Epis 1957, Mostler 1972, Mostler and Rahimi-Yazd 1976, Pawson 1966, Summerson and Campbell 1958 and Wernlund 1977

Sister taxa: Achistridae, Calcancoridae, Chiridotidae, Holothuriopsis, Myriotrochidae, Myriotrochus, Porachistrum, Synapta, Synaptidae, Synaptitidae

Subtaxa: Jumaraina Lawsonina Micradites Protheelia Schizotheelia Stueria Swabiaina

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Germany (1 collection), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of France (1)

• Cretaceous of Germany (2)

• Jurassic of France (1), India (2), Poland (8), Switzerland (1)

• Triassic of Austria (2), Italy (2), Slovakia (8), Slovenia (1), Turkey (2)

• Permian of Germany (1)

Total: 33 collections including 37 occurrences

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