Disaster (Nucleolites) Lamarck 1801

Echinoidea - Irregularia - Disasteridae

Alternative spelling: Nucleolites

Synonym: Echinobrissus Gray 1825 [objective synonym]

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: Disaster according to Quenstedt 1852

See also Kier 1966, Maury 1936, Poretskaya 1971, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 2009

Sister taxa: Disaster granulosus, Disaster moeschi, Disaster subelongatus

Subtaxa: Echinobrissus clunicularis Echinobrissus elongatus Echinobrissus orbicularis Echinobrissus pilensis Echinobrissus terquemi Nucleolites (Cassidulus) Nucleolites (Pygorhynchus)

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Alabama)

• Miocene of Brazil (2)

• Oligocene of Cuba (1), United States (5: Florida, Georgia)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), Egypt (1), Germany (1), United States (11: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), Nigeria (2)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), France (15), Portugal (5), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: California)

• Jurassic of France (10), Germany (2), Poland (5), Saudi Arabia (2), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (34)

Total: 114 collections including 123 occurrences

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