Dendraster Agassiz and Desor 1847 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Dendrasteridae

Full reference: L. Agassiz and P. J. E. Desor. 1847. Catalogue raisonné des familles, des genres, et des espèces de la classe des échinodermes. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Troisième Série, Zoologie 7-8

Parent taxon: Dendrasteridae according to J. W. Durham 1966

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Merriamaster, Scaphechinus, Scutellaster

Subtaxa: Dendraster (Calaster) Dendraster elsmerensis Dendraster perrini Dendraster sullivani

View classification

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (12: California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Blancan of United States (4: California)

• Pliocene of Mexico (7), United States (6: California, Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (5: California)

• Miocene of United States (4: California)

Total: 39 collections including 47 occurrences

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.