Echinus Linnaeus 1758 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Echinidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Grant and Hertlein 1938 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anapesus, Atactus, Gracilechinus, Hypechinus, Isechinus, Paracentrotus, Psammechinus, Stirechinus

Subtaxa: Echinus (Agarites) Echinus anchistus Echinus euryporus Echinus granularis Echinus horridus Echinus perlatus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), Malta (1), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Triassic of Hungary (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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