Lytechinus Agassiz 1863 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Toxopneustidae

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

See also Fell and Pawson 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 2009

Sister taxa: Goniopneustes, Gymnechinus, Nudechinus, Oligophyma, Pseudoboletia, Pseudocentrotus, Schizechinus, Scholiechinus, Sphaerechinus, Toxopneustes, Tripneustes

Subtaxa: Lytechinus baldwini Lytechinus variegatus

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Type: Echinus variegatus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Barbados (1 collection), Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Fiji (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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