Order Echinothurioida Claus 1880 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Echinothurioida

Alternative spelling: Echinothurideae

Full reference: C. F. W. Claus. 1880. Grundz├╝ge der Zoologie. 4th edition, Elwertsche Universit├Ątsbuchhandlung, Marburg & Leipzig 1-2

Parent taxon: Euechinoidea according to A. B. Smith 2015

See also Durham and Melville 1957, Fell 1966, Kroh and Smith 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acroechinoidea, Diadematacea, Echinacea, Galeroclypeus, Loriolella, Serpianotiaroida, Triadocidaridae, Triadotiaroida

Subtaxa: Echinothuriidae Kamptosomatidae Pelanechinidae Phormosomatidae

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3 collections), Germany (1)

• Jurassic of Luxembourg (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (12)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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