†family Hyposaleniidae Mortensen 1934 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Hyposaleniidae

Alternative spelling: Hyposaleniinae

Full reference: T. Mortensen. 1934. New Echinoidea (Preliminary Notice). Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Danks naturhistorisk Forening i KĂžbenhavn 98:161-167

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966

Sister taxa: Acrosaleniidae, Eurysalenia, Goniophoridae, Pseudosaleniidae, Saleniidae

Subtaxa: Goniophorus Hyposalenia Idiocidaris Peltastes Poropeltaris

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Austria (1 collection), the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of the Dominican Republic (1), France (21), Morocco (2), Switzerland (8), Turkmenistan (1), the United Kingdom (12), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 48 collections including 58 occurrences

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