Order Temnopleuroida Mortensen 1942 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Temnopleuroida

Alternative spelling: Temnopleurina

Full reference: T. Mortensen. 1942. New Echinoidea (Camarodonta). Preliminary notice. Videnskabelige Meddelelsar Dansk Naturhistoriske Forening i KjĂžbenhavn 106:225-232

Parent taxon: Echinoidea according to S. K. Donovan 1993

See also Fell and Pawson 1966, Linder et al. 1988, Mortensen 1942 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acrosalenioida, Archaeocidaridae, Bromidechinus, Cassiduloidea, Cidaris aculeata, Cidaris aialensis, Cidaris alpina, Cidaris alternata, Cidaris austriaca, Cidaris avena, Cidaris biconica, Cidaris biformis, Cidaris braunii, Cidaris buchii, Cidaris caudex, Cidaris cingulata, Cidaris coralliophila, Cidaris costalarensis, Cidaris costata, Cidaris costeanensis, Cidaris decorata, Cidaris decoratissima, Cidaris dorsata, Cidaris ecki, Cidaris forminensis, Cidaris fustis, Cidaris glabra, Cidaris hausmanni, Cidaris lanceata, Cidaris linearis, Cidaris milierensis, Cidaris ovata, Cidaris perplexa, Cidaris petersii, Cidaris plana, Cidaris pyramidalis, Cidaris quadrialata, Cidaris quadriserrata, Cidaris regnyi, Cidaris remifera, Cidaris remifera, Cidaris reticulata, Cidaris roemeri, Cidaris schwageri, Cidaris scrobiculata, Cidaris seelandica, Cidaris semicostata, Cidaris similis, Cidaris spinachristi, Cidaris spongiosa, Cidaris stipes, Cidaris stoppanii, Cidaris sulcata, Cidaris tenuicostata, Cidaris tetraedrica, Cidaris transversa, Cidaris trapezoidalis, Cidaris trigona, Cidaris triserrata, Cidaris undulatus, Cidaris valparolae, Cidaris verticillata, Cidaris verticillata, Cidaris waechteri, Cidaris wissmanni, Cidaris zardini, Cidarites, Cidaroidea, Corystusidae, Dallonia, Deakia, Diplocidaroida, Disasteroida, Dysaster, Echinocrinus, Echinoida, Echinopluteus, Euechinoidea, Firmacidaris, Gajechinus, Gnathostomata, Hemicidaris gracilis, Hemicidaris obliquelineata, Oligopygoida, Ombria, Parechinus, Perischoechinoidea, Plegiocidaris senex, Pleurechinus, Protocidaris, Radiolus, Radiolus adametzi, Radiolus alutensis, Radiolus antipai, Radiolus boletus, Radiolus complanatus, Radiolus culter, Radiolus festuca, Radiolus fusus, Radiolus herbichi, Radiolus lineola, Radiolus penna, Radiolus racadaui, Radiolus raiblianus, Radiolus rostratus, Radiolus segmentatus, Regularia, Vernius, Yunnanechinus

Subtaxa: Ambipleurus Arbacina Asaphechinus Cryptechinus Gagaria Hebertia Medocechinus Micropsidia Mirechinus Pentechinus Prionechinus Tatechinus

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of Algeria (1 collection), Australia (1), Cuba (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Spain (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), United States (5: Alabama, Florida, Oregon)

• Eocene of Senegal (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Paleocene of United States (3: Alabama)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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