Mellita Agassiz 1841 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Encope, Leodia, Mellitella

Subtaxa: Mellita aclinensis

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Pliocene of United States (6: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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