Stomechinus Desor 1858 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Stomopneustoida - Stomechinidae

Full reference: E. Desor. 1858. Synopsis des échinides fossiles. Reinwald, Paris 1-490

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

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Fell and Pawson 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Circopeltis, Codechinus, Diplechinus, Diplotagma, Echinotiara, Gomphechinus, Jeannetia, Phymechinus, Phymotaxis, Polycyphus, Psephechinus, Pseudarbacia, Stomopneustes, Thierychinus, Tiarechinopsis, Triadechinus, Trochalosoma

Subtaxa: Stomechinus bigranularis Stomechinus dissimilaris Stomechinus hyatti

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Type: Echinus bigranularis

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), France (1), Germany (3), Iran (1), Poland (4), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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