Scutella Lamarck 1816 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Scutellidae

Parent taxon: Scutellidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Clark 1904, Durham 1953, Durham 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Parascutella, Parmulechinus

Subtaxa: Scutella aberti Scutella fairbanksi Scutella gabbi Scutella norrisi

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (2: Oregon collections)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Egypt (2), France (1), Libya (1), Mexico (3), United States (22: Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Malta (5), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Libya (2), Mexico (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: California)

Total: 45 collections including 51 occurrences

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