Order Elasipodida Théel 1882 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Elasipodida

Alternative spelling: Elasipoda

Full reference: H. Théel. 1882. Report on the Holothurioidea dredged by HMS. Challenger during the years 1873-1876, Part I. Scientific results of HMS. Challenger, Zoology IV(13):1-176

Parent taxon: Holothuroidea according to A. Boczarowski 2001

See also Gilliland 1992, Gilliland 1993, Kerr and Kim 2001, Pawson 1966, Reich 1995, Sepkoski 2002 and Théel 1882

Sister taxa: Acanthocaudina, Achistrulidae, Alexandritidae, Ancistrum, Apodacea, Apodida, Arthrochirota, Arthrochirotida, Aspidochirotacea, Aspidochirotida, Calcancorellidae, Canisiidae, Chiridotitidae, Conisia, Crucivirga, Cucumaria, Dactylochirotida, Dendrochirotacea, Dendrochirotida, Etheridgellidae, Kaliobullitidae, Kozurellidae, Kuehnitidae, Laetmophasma, Molpadiida, Ocellothuria, Palelpidiidae, Priscopedatidae, Protocaudinidae, Punctatitidae, Rotiformidae, Sclerothurites, Staurocumites, Stichopitidae, Synaptellidae, Tetravirga, Thyonidium, Triradites, Uniramosa

Subtaxa: Deimatidae Laetmogonidae Oneirophantites Palaeocaudinidae Praeeuphronides Psychropotidae Uncinulina

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Ecology: epifaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Austria (3 collections), France (3), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Austria (3), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Slovakia (6), Slovenia (1), Spain (1)

• Permian of Iran (1), United States (3: Kansas)

• Pennsylvanian of United States (1: Kansas)

• Carboniferous of United States (3: Kansas, Kentucky, Texas)

• Mississippian of Afghanistan (1)

• Devonian of the Czech Republic (2), Poland (2)

Total: 33 collections including 42 occurrences

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