Orthopsis Cotteau 1864 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Euechinoidea - Orthopsidae

Parent taxon: Orthopsidae according to A. B. Smith 1995

See also Fell and Pawson 1966, Geys and Jagt 1986, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 1991

Sister taxa: Brochechinus, Dubarechinus, Echinopsis, Gymnodiadema, Orthocidaris, Scaptodiadema

Subtaxa: Orthopsis miliaris

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (4), Brazil (5), Egypt (4), France (6), Iran (1), the Netherlands (4), Oman (3), Peru (3), Portugal (1), Saudi Arabia (4), Spain (4), the United Arab Emirates (2)

• Jurassic of Poland (1)

Total: 43 collections including 44 occurrences

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