Actinophyma (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Calycina - Phymosomatidae

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthechinus, Aeolopneustes, Cosmocyphus, Gauthieria, Glyptocidaris, Glyptocyphus, Hemithylus, Jacquiertia, Lambertechinus, Leptechinus, Micropsis, Narindechinus, Phymosoma, Pleurodiadema, Plistophyma, Polyplacidia, Porosoma, Rachiosoma, Thylechinus, Winkleria

Subtaxa: Actinophyma spectabile

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution: found only at Rio Umbeluzi (Cretaceous of Mozambique)

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