Psammechinus (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Echinidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atactus, Echinus, Gracilechinus, Hypechinus, Isechinus, Paracentrotus, Stirechinus

Subtaxa: Psammechinus dubius Psammechinus philanthropus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (7: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Miocene of Algeria (6), Austria (1), Cyprus (2), Egypt (1), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (5), Morocco (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), France (3), Switzerland (4)

Total: 42 collections including 43 occurrences

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