Echinocorys Leske 1778 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Holasteroida - Holasteridae

Synonym: Ananchytes Lamarck 1816

Full reference: N. G. Leske. 1778. Jacobi Theodori Klein naturalis dispositio echinodermatum, edita et descriptionibus novisque inventis et synonomis auctorem aucta. Addimenta ad I. T. Klein naturalem dispositionem Echinodermatum, G. E. Beer, Leipzig 1-278

Parent taxon: Holasteridae according to P. M. Kier 1984

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1942, Djabarov 1964, Foster and Philip 1978, Sepkoski 2002, Smith 2009 and Wagner and Durham 1966

Sister taxa: Aurelianaster, Basseaster, Cardiaster, Cardiotaxis, Cibaster, Duncaniaster, Entomaster, Galeaster, Ganbirretia, Garumnaster, Giraliaster, Guettaria, Hagenowia, Hemipneustes, Holaster, Infulaster, Ismidaster, Jeronia, Lampadaster, Lampadocorys, Messaoudia, Offaster, Opisopneustes, Paronaster, Pseudananchys, Pseudoffaster, Pseudoholaster, Rispolia, Scagliaster, Stegaster, Taphraster, Tholaster, Titanaster, Toxopatagus, Zumoffenia

Subtaxa: Ananchytes austriaca Ananchytes conoidea Echinocorys arnaudi Echinocorys australis Echinocorys ciplyensis Echinocorys elatodepressus Echinocorys elatus Echinocorys gibbus Echinocorys gravesi Echinocorys obliquus Echinocorys ovalis Echinocorys ovatus Echinocorys perconicus Echinocorys pyramidatus Echinocorys scutata Echinocorys scutatus Echinocorys sphaericus Echinocorys sulcatus Echinocorys sumbaricus Echinocorys texanus Echinocorys turritus Echinocorys vulgaris Echinocorys yoloensis

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Ecology: semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Australia (1 collection), Austria (2), Denmark (1), France (1), Kazakhstan (1), Spain (4), Turkmenistan (3), United States (2: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Austria (2), Belgium (7), Cuba (1), Denmark (1), France (7), Germany (25), Kazakhstan (1), the Netherlands (1), Oman (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (16), Turkmenistan (14), the United Kingdom (2), United States (24: Arkansas, California, Texas)

Total: 119 collections including 158 occurrences

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