Rhyncholampas Agassiz 1869 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae

Alternative spelling: Cassidulus (Rhyncholampas)

Parent taxon: Cassidulidae according to P. M. Kier 1966

See also Sanchez Roig 1926 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Echanthus, Hypsopygaster, Nucleopygus, Ochetes, Rhynchopygus, Stigmatopygus

Subtaxa: Rhyncholampas alabamensis Rhyncholampas rodriguezi

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), United States (2: Florida)

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

• Oligocene of Cuba (2), United States (21: Florida, Georgia)

• Eocene of United States (15: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 48 collections including 51 occurrences

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