Family Parasaleniidae Mortensen 1903 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Parasaleniidae

Alternative spelling: Parasaleninae

Full reference: T. Mortensen. 1903. The Danish Ingolf-Expedition 1895–1896. Vol. 4, No. 2. Echinoidea, pt. 1. Bianco Luno, Copenhagen 1-198

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966

Sister taxa: Echinidea, Odontophora, Temnopleuridea

Subtaxa: Diplosalenia Parasalenia

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Type: Parasalenia

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Inequigranular limestone facies (Tagpochau Limestone), Saipan, Mariana Islands (Miocene of Northern Mariana Islands)

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