Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Arnold 1903 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Strongylocentrotidae

Belongs to Strongylocentrotus according to U. S. Grant and L. G. Hertlein 1938

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915

Sister taxa: Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, Strongylocentrotus echinoides, Strongylocentrotus fragilis, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus intermedius, Strongylocentrotus magistrus, Strongylocentrotus nudus, Strongylocentrotus octoporus, Strongylocentrotus polycanthus, Strongylocentrotus pulchellus, Strongylocentrotus pulcherriumus, Strongylocentrotus sachalinicus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (10: California collections)

• Pliocene of United States (2: California)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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