Cassidulus Lamarck 1801 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae

Alternative spelling: Nucleolites (Cassidulus)

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1801. Système des Animaux sans Vertèbres, ou Tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux. 8:1-432

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

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1942, Forbes 1846, Grant and Hertlein 1938, Kier 1966, Nisiyama 1968 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Breynella, Echanthus, Hypsopygaster, Nucleopygus, Ochetes, Rhyncholampas, Stigmatopygus

Subtaxa: Cassidulus (Cassidulus) Cassidulus (Galerolampas) Cassidulus abruptus Cassidulus amygdala Cassidulus gouldii Cassidulus marmini Cassidulus mercedensis Cassidulus pacificus Cassidulus rojasi Cassidulus yoshiwarai Nucleolites (Cassidulus) elatus

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Alabama collection)

• Miocene of Brazil (2)

• Oligocene of Cuba (1), United States (7: Alabama, Florida, Georgia)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), Egypt (1), Germany (1), United States (6: Florida, Georgia)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), Nigeria (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), the Netherlands (2), United States (6: California)

Total: 32 collections including 34 occurrences

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