Goniopygus Agassiz 1838 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Arbacioida - Arbaciidae

Parent taxon: Arbaciidae according to R. Berndt 2003

See also Donovan 1993, Fell and Pawson 1966, Geys 1981, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 1995

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

Subtaxa: Goniopygus arabicus Goniopygus eravillensis Goniopygus menardi Goniopygus minor

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Paleocene of France (1 collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), Egypt (12), France (19), Jamaica (7), Jordan (2), the Netherlands (3), Oman (3), Portugal (13), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (4), Switzerland (12), Turkmenistan (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 81 collections including 88 occurrences

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