Rigaudites Frizzell and Exline 1957 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Apodida - Synaptidae

Full reference: D. L. Frizzell and H. Exline. 1957. Revision of the family Synaptitidae, fossil holothurian sclerites (Echinodermata Holothuroidea). Boletin Sociedad Geologia, Peru 32:97-119

Parent taxon: Synaptidae according to M. Reich and F. Wiese 2010

See also Deflandre-Rigaud 1962, Frizzell and Exline 1957, Frizzell and Exline 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Soodan 1991

Sister taxa: Calcancora, Prosynapta, Pseudocaudina

Subtaxa: Rigaudites cuvillieri Rigaudites ernsti Rigaudites indicus Rigaudites rajui Rigaudites sastrii Rigaudites singhi Rigaudites subcircularia

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Type: Synaptites cuvillieri

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), Jordan (1), Poland (1)

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

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