Tripneustes Agassiz 1841 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Toxopneustidae

Parent taxon: Toxopneustidae according to A. B. Smith 2009

See also Fell and Pawson 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Tripneustes pregratilla

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Jamaica (1 collection), Mauritius (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Italy (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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