Salenia Gray 1835 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Salenioida - Saleniidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1835. On the genera distinguishable in Echinus Lamarck. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London 3:57-59

Parent taxon: Saleniidae according to A. B. Smith 1995

See also Fell and Pawson 1966, Geys 1979, Geys 1982, Geys and Jagt 1986, Linder et al. 1988 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Leptosalenia, Salenidia, Saleniinae, Trisalenia, Valsalenia

Subtaxa: Salenia ameri Salenia anthophora Salenia belgica Salenia cascadensis Salenia cherei Salenia heberti Salenia hondoensis Salenia microprocta Salenia minima Salenia nutrix Salenia obnupta Salenia scutigera Salenia sigillata Salenia tumidula

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Type: Cidarites scutigera

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Eocene of United States (1: Oregon)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (6: Alabama, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Algeria (2), Belgium (11), Brazil (2), Cuba (1), Egypt (3), France (3), Germany (2), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Kazakhstan (2), Mexico (1), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (4), Oman (3), Portugal (10), Spain (7), Switzerland (5), Tunisia (1), USSR (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (4: Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of China (1)

Total: 85 collections including 98 occurrences

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