Arbacia Gray 1835 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Arbacioida - Arbaciidae

Parent taxon: Arbaciidae according to R. A. Linder et al. 1988

See also Fell and Pawson 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acropeltis, Acrosaster, Arbaciella, Arbia, Atopechinus, Baueria, Codiopsis, Coelopleuridae, Coelopleurus, Glypticus, Goniopygus, Hattopsis, Heteropodia, Magnosia, Noetlingaster, Pleiocyphus, Podocidaris

Subtaxa: Arbacia abiquaensis Arbacia forbesii Arbacia improcera Arbacia lixula Arbacia nodulosa

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Type: Echinus lixula

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of United States (5: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Spain (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon)

• Cretaceous of Switzerland (1)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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