Thylechinus Pomel 1883 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Calycina - Phymosomatidae

Full reference: A. Pomel. 1883. Classification méthodique des échinides vivants et fossiles. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger 1-131

Parent taxon: Phymosomatidae according to H. B. Fell and D. L. Pawson 1966

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Nigeria (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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